Blue Valentine Mojito

Don’t be sad.

A Blue Valentine can be a great thing.

Not like the movie Blue Valentine, which I still haven’t decided if I love or hate.  It pains me to see Ryan Gosling looking like, well, a normal man, with a receding hairline and glasses.  I can see THAT at Walmart.  I want the Ryan Gosling who does the lift scene from Crazy. Stupid. Love.

I’m allowed.  I pay good money to go see movies that show incredible abs.  It’s ALLOWED.

But I digress.

This is a Blue Valentine Mojito, and ab-licious or not, it’s certainly delicious.  And YOU have time to create one for a special dinner tonight, or tomorrow.  Or Sunday.  Heck, celebrate ALL weekend, kids.  Valentines is as fun as you make it.  This mojito will certainly add some fun.

As an ambassador for Captain Morgan, I got first dibs on their new White Rum, so I of course used it in this fanciful mojito.  Muddled blueberries, a little mint, some lime juice – all in here.  And, just because I can, I added a tiny bit of vanilla.

Do it.

Drink one with your Valentine, or your Galentine, or whosoever you choose.  And skip Blue Valentine.  It’s sad and not a love story at all.  It ends on a sour note and hello?  Nobody needs that.  We’ve all been cooped up for days thanks to this winter weather, so I suggest Love, Actually.  Or Say Anything.  Or the Goonies.  Yes, the Goonies has a better love story than Blue Valentine.

But I’m not the boss of you, so whatever you do, have fun, be loved, give love, and avoid the Walmart.

Hugs!

blueberry-mojito

Blue Valentine Mojito

makes 2

Ingredients

 

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • 3 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Captain Morgan’s White Rum
  • 3/4 cup club soda
  • ice

Instructions

 

  1. Muddle the blueberries with the mint leaves and sugar in a cocktail shaker.  Top with lime juice, vanilla, and rum; shake vigorously.
  2. Place ice into two glasses.  Pour blueberry mixture evenly into each glass, top with rum and club soda.  Garnish with a skewer of fresh berries and more mint, if desired.

 

Disclaimer:  This post is a part of Captain Morgan’s Captain’s Table.  I was supplied rum for my recipe creation.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.