Blueberry ginger mojito pitchers

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time5 mins
  • Serves2
  • DifficultyEasy

For the ginger simple syrup

70g grated fresh ginger
200g granulated sugar
240ml cold water

For the mojito

150g fresh blueberries
1 lime, cut into wedges
20 to 24 fresh mint leaves
120ml ginger simple syrup, recipe above
120ml vodka
150ml club soda
Ice cubes
Blueberries, for garnish
Mint leaves, for garnish
For the ginger simple syrup:

1) Peel and grate the ginger and add it, together with the sugar and cold water, to a saucepan. Bring it to the boil and stir until the sugar dissolves. Cover and let steep for 15 minutes.

2) Strain and cool in the refrigerator when done.

For the mojito:

1) Add the blueberries, lime wedges and fresh mint leaves to the glass (or pitcher). Mix with a wooden spoon so the blueberries are broken and the mint and lime release their juices and flavour.

2) If assembling pitchers you can cover them at this stage and leave in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

3) When ready to serve, add the simple syrup, vodka and top off with club soda. Give it a quick stir and then pour into glasses with ice cubes.

4) Garnish with a handful of fresh blueberries and a sprig of mint.

The recipe outlined above is for 2 tall glasses, but you can use the ratio to make pitchers (depending on how big your pitcher is double or quadruple the recipe).

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