BLUEBERRY HONEYDEW BEERJITO

So, here’s the deal. There’s a reason John pretty much makes all the awesome things in this house, including mixed drinks. He wrote out this amazingly delicious recipe for a blueberry honeydew beerjito and all I had to do was recreate it the next day (aka, when there was some lovely natural light for food photography). Simple task, right?

Blueberry Honeydew Beerjito | theblueberrybison.com

Blueberry Honeydew Beer Mojito | theblueberrybison.com

Well, don’t let the pictures fool you. I missed a fairly major key ingredient in a cocktail, especially a mojito: the ice. I know, I know. Who forgets the ice?

Blueberry Honeydew Beerjito | theblueberrybison.com

What’s even funnier is that I made it once, realized I forgot the ice, and – since I wasn’t happy with my first run anyway – decided to make another one with ice so everything would be perfect… and then forgot the ice again. I have no excuse.

Blueberry Honeydew Beerjito | theblueberrybison.com

By the time I realized I had forgotten the ice (again), I had already finished the drink and, unfortunately, had used up the last of the limes and mint. Ugh. So I kept my fingers crossed that the pictures might still be lovely enough to post as planned and I’m fairly happy with the results (especially for a smartphone camera).

Blueberry Honeydew Beerjito | theblueberrybison.com

So, long story long, we made a blueberry honeydew beerjito in anticipation of National Mojito Day!

Celebrate National Mojito Day with a Blueberry Honeydew Beerjito! | theblueberrybison.com

Since it’s Blueberry Bison Month, we (of course) had to have a blueberry element. We really wanted to go the extra mile and add a bison element by using a Bison Organic Beer, but it’s been super difficult to track down here in Cleveland, so we went with an old favorite instead – Red Stripe!

Blueberry Honeydew Beer Mojito | theblueberrybison.com

For those who haven’t tried a beerjito before, the beer basically takes the place of the soda in a traditional mojito and, to be honest, gives it a little bit of balance. A mojito is a pretty sweet drink and the beer kind of evens that out and gives the drink another dimension of flavor (which you know we’re all about in this house!). With the craft beer craze going on right now, you could really make an exceptionally flavorful beerjito depending on which beer you use – for example, you could use a chocolate beer and a caramel rum to create a dessert-jito!

recipe14-6 mint leaves
8-10 blueberries
3 tsp sugar
Juice of one lime
5-10 ice cubes (depending on glass size)
3 oz beer
2 oz white rum
1.5 Tbsp honeydew puree*

*which is super easy: literally just throw some honeydew in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth!

Muddle your mint leaves, blueberries, sugar, and lime juice (as you would in a regular mojito).

Blueberry Honeydew Beerjito | theblueberrybison.com

Then add your ice, beer, white rum, and honeydew puree. All that’s left is to stir and enjoy — or, as I’ve learned, let your super capable chef partner make one for you 😉

Blueberry Honeydew Beerjito | theblueberrybison.com

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6 thoughts on “BLUEBERRY HONEYDEW BEERJITO

  1. haha, i’m so glad I’m not the only one who does stuff like this! I made a sausage casserole the other day, and was half way through taking pictures before I realised I hadn’t put any sausages in it. Had to go and fry some up real quick.
    You can’t tell in your amazing looking beerjito though, looks really nice and refreshing and the pictures look awesome and rustic 🙂

    1. Aw, thanks for the photo comments Emma! And yes, I’m glad I’m not alone either — I’ve always been a bit kitchen-challenged, so if it doesn’t say so on the recipe, I don’t always have the common sense to do so! Case in point, John’s notes didn’t say ice, so even though I knew, duh, ice goes in a cocktail, it didn’t click when I double-checked, ha!

  2. love love love this idea! I could use one of those about right now! Happy Blueberry Month 🙂

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