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Blueberry Mojitos with Lavender Syrup

Yields1 Serving

Happy hour blueberry mojitos to add some fun to every event

 ½ cup of sugar
 ½ cup of water
 2 teaspoons dried culinary lavender
 2 sprigs fresh lavender
 1 cup fresh blueberries
 ½ cup white rum
 2 handfuls of fresh mint leaves
 ½ cup lavender simple syrup
 2 limes, juiced
 ½ cup club soda
 Sprigs of mint for garnishing
For the Syrup
1

Place the sugar, water, culinary lavender and fresh lavender in a saucepan over medium-low heat.

2

Stir until the sugar dissolves and bring mixture to a simmer.

3

Simmer for 2 minutes and then remove saucepan from heat. Set aside and allow to cool completely.

For the Mojito
4

Place blueberries in a small saucepan with 1 tablespoon of water over a low heat for 10 minutes or until berries burst and become liquid. Allow to cool then transfer mixture into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

5

Strain mixture cooled lavender syrup through a fine sieve to remove lavender. (Can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks).

6

Add 2 tablespoons of puree in the bottom of each glass. Add the rum and mint leaves – muddle together with a spoon.

7

Add ice to the glass, pour over lavender syrup, lime juice and top with soda. Mix with a long spoon and serve with an additional sprig of mint.