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blueberry smash

15 Ria at the Washington Terrace Hotel - Washington, D.C.
Adapted by StarChefs

Yield: 1 serving (4 ounces each)


  • 1 1/4 ounces Bacardi Limon rum
  • 2 ounces of fresh mint simple syrup (see recipe below)
  • Small handful of fresh blueberries
  • Splash of fresh lime juice

Prepare mint simple syrup. In an old-fashioned style glass, add blueberries and about ½ ounce of mint syrup. Muddle (smash) the blueberries against the bottom of the glass until crushed. Add ice, limon rum, and lime juice. Stir well. If needed, sweeten with additional mint syrup to taste

Fresh Mint Simple Syrup


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves

Combine sugar, water, and mint in a small sauce pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook just until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and cool before using.