We had some friends around last night. One had a somewhat belated birthday celebration. And as I was going with TexMex flavoured food, I thought it should be accompanied by something summery and fresh. The birthday boy brought his own cake, which was also decidedly delicious.
- 100gm granulated sugar
- 125ml water
- 159gm Blueberries
- peaches 1 peach per cocktail
- 10 mint leaves
- 15ml freshly squeezed lime juice
- 45ml blueberry simple syrup
- 45ml peach puree.
- 60ml white rum
- club soda to serve
Blueberry Simple Syrup
In a medium sized sauce pan, combine sugar and water. Place over medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
Keep the heat at medium, stir in blueberries and bring to a simmer. This might take a few minutes
Once it starts simmering, keep it at a simmer for 3-4 minutes or until the blueberries have started to break down. You may need to adjust your heat up/down to maintain a simmer.
Carefully strain blueberry mixture through a fine mesh strainer and let cool to room temperature. Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to a week in a closed container.
Place washed peach(es) into your high powered blender and blend until smooth.
Strain through a fine mesh strainer.
Blueberry Peach Mojito
Gently muddle mint leaves with lime juice.
Stir in syrup and peach puree.
Pour in rum and top with club soda.
Stir gently and serve immediately.
Garnish with extra mint, blueberries, if desired.