Enjoy sipping this regionally-inspired Huckleberry Honey Mojito recipe full of fresh mint while you relax with friends. A beautiful, purple cocktail sure to impress!
I’m writing from beautiful southwestern Montana where huckleberries are in season! Every time I travel to a new place, I love embracing local food and traditions. One cannot experience Montana fully without trying something containing huckleberry. Huckleberries taste a lot like blueberries, but to me are a bit sweeter, and a bit smaller in size.
I am feeling nostalgic for the end of summer and Labor Day. This seasonal purple cocktail would be absolutely perfect for any holiday though! While this particular Huckleberry Honey Mojito recipe includes alcohol, it could easily be made without any, so people of all ages can enjoy it. Montana, to me, embodies the spirit of the country very well. Since Labor Day honors the American Labor movement, I thought that a post related to Montana would be perfect.
Huckleberry Honey Mojito Recipe: A Purple Cocktail
The gold rush brought millions of hard-working people to the west in search of a new future, and many of them worked harder than any other profession ever. They worked and lived in the rugged mountains of Montana, often living at 5,000-8,000+ feet in elevation, working endless hours in mines. They were of course in search of gold! While some were more successful than others, no matter the end result, the hard-working spirit of the United States is represented out west in so many ways. Why not take a little break and enjoy a late-summer seasonal cocktail while you reflect on all the hard work you accomplished this year.
Most stores in Montana have huckleberry products. For this recipe, I picked up some local Huckleberry Honey in the cutest little bear container ever! Instead of a traditional simple syrup, you can replace it with huckleberry honey (or any flavor honey you want). The purple hue of the huckleberries makes any recipe prettier and more vibrant. I just love it! You can find almost every product imaginable infused with huckleberry, and I hope you get the opportunity to try such a delicious treat.
- 2 oz white rum
- 3/4 oz huckleyberry honey
- 5 garden fresh mint leaves
- 2 oz soda water
- Lime wedges
- In a glass with ice, combine all ingredients, stir together.
- Garnish with lime wedges and mint.
Home Chef Tip: Omit alcohol and swap out for soda water to make a mocktail.
We hope you enjoy this regionally-inspired Huckleberry Honey Mojito recipe from SoFabFood Contributor, Katherine from Lily The Wandering Gypsy, as much as we do. If you love late-summer cocktails like this one, you can find more like it by visiting our Cocktails section. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!
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