My husband and I don't drink cocktails very much, but I still love a good refreshing drink. This blueberry and lime mocktail came from a craving on a HOT summer night. Not the sexy kind of hot, the sweaty armpits kind of hot. I needed something refreshing and this drink was perfect.
To get the blueberry flavor, I made an easy simple syrup. All it requires is blueberries, honey and a touch of water. After it's cooked you can run it through a sieve (mesh strainer) to get the skins out but it's up to you. I left them in, mostly because I didn't feel like straining it, but the skins didn't bother me. I used a berry flavored La Croix for the sparkling water, but you could use whatever flavor you want.
You could absolutely make this a delicious cocktail if you wanted to. I would recommend your favorite clear liquor for this flavor profile, but you do you. You can replace the sparkling water or even do half and half. I used regular ice cubes for this, but frozen blueberries would be great too so that it doesn't water it down at all.
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Blueberry Lime Mocktails - Paleo, GF
- 1 cup Blueberries fresh or frozen
- 2 Tbls Honey
- 1 Tbls Water
- ¼ cup Fresh Lime Juice about 3-4 limes
- 4 leaves Fresh Mint
- 2 cans Berry Sparkling Water I used La Croix
- 1 Lime sliced into rounds
- In a small saucepan, add in the blueberries, honey, and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer for 5 minutes. Mash up the berries and then push the liquid through a sieve to get rid of the skins (optional) set aside to cool
- Once cooled, place half of the blueberry mixture in the bottom of each glass, then pour the lime juice into both glasses. Place some lime slices and mint leaves in the glass
- Add some ice and then pour the sparkling water in each glass. Stir and enjoy!