RECIPE: Royal Street Cafe's Blueberry Mojito


Makes 1 drink

INGREDIENTS:

1 handful mint leaves

1 tsp. granulated sugar

Quarter wedge of lime

½ to ¾ cup lemonade (preferably not from concentrate)

1 oz. premium light rum (Bacardi Silver brand suggested)

2 Tbsp. fresh or frozen blueberries (one tablespoon smashed to create some juice)

Splash of soda

½ oz. premium dark rum (Myer's brand suggested)

Sprig of mint (for garnish)

Slice of lime (for garnish)

Ice

PROCEDURES:

--In a tall 16 oz. glass, add mint leaves and sugar. Squeeze juice from the lime wedge into the glass. Mash the ingredients with the back of a spoon or a special wooden "muddler" until the mixture is fragrant. Fill the glass with ice.

--Add lemonade until the glass is 2/3 full. Add splash of soda then add light rum and blueberries and stir.

--Slowly pour dark rum into the drink so it floats on top.

--Garnish with a sprig of mint and lime and serve.



Recipe created by: Bonnie Ulmer, Deer Valley's Royal Street Café