Northern Lights Inspired Travel Reykjavík Mojito!

Ever experienced a Mojito with a dash of Northern Lights as an ingredient? Here is our recipe for such an beverage. Enjoy!
October 27, 2017
Lilja Þorsteinsdóttir

Ever experienced a Mojito with a dash of Northern Lights as an ingredient? Here is our recipe for such an beverage. Enjoy!

Makes
6-8 drinks | Prep time: 15 minutes 

Ingredients:

• 170 gr of slightly crushed (but not completely annihilated) blueberries

• 6 peeled and quartered kiwis

• Juice from 1-2 limes (should be about ¼ cup)

• ½ cup of sugar - you can try to use less and then add more to taste. You can also try it with sweetener, honey etc.

• 100 grams of mint leaves – not crushed unless you want very strong mint flavor.

• 350 – 500 ml sparkling water

• 230 – 350ml rum (based on your preferences) You can omit the rum for a non-alcoholic version, just replace it with more sparkling water, Sprite, lemonade or similar.

Ice

Garnish:

• 170 grams whole blueberries

• 4 peeled and sliced kiwis

• Blue and green sugar to decorate rim

Instructions

• In a blender or a food processor, pulse together cut kiwis, lime juice and sugar, until you have a coarse puree.

• Add the rum.

• In a bowl, gently crush the 170 grams blueberries.

• Grab a pitcher and 6-8 individual glasses. You can skip the pitcher and mix straight into the glasses.

• Rub the rims of the glasses with lime slices and put on the colored sugar.

• If you’re mixing straight into individual glasses: Put a few whole blueberries in the bottom of the glasses, pour in the kiwi puree, add ice, add mint leaves, kiwi slices and more ice. Add crushed blueberries and more mint. Pour sparkling water on top and mix very gently. Taste the drink and adjust the sugar, rum and sparkling water if you need to.

• If you’re mixing the drink in a large pitcher, follow the same process as for the glasses but instead of putting whole blueberries in the bottom, add them before you pour the sparkling water.

• If you still have extra kiwis or blueberries for garnish you can add them on top.

 

Recipe is based on Laylita’s Kiwi Blueberry Mojito

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