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Blueberry & Mint Lemonade

The Mocktail

Your cocktail is Blueberry and Mint Lemonade.

BodyModerate, depending on the level of lemon. The physical juice pulp adds extra weight in the mouth
Fruit FlavoursBlueberry, lemon 
Other FlavoursMint
To Serve Chill and serve with a mint sprig

More About the Mocktail

This mocktail leans towards home made kitchen juice, honest and refreshing.

Still lemonade has been enjoyed for centuries. It is believed to have originated in ancient Egypt, where lemon juice was sweetened with honey. It became a popular drink in the United States in the 19th century. The addition of blueberries to lemonade adds a modern twist to this timeless classic, incorporating the flavours of North America’s indigenous fruit.

Mint is a widely used herb in many culinary traditions, known for its refreshing and aromatic qualities for thousands of years. Its combination with lemonade brings a refreshing and revitalizing element to the drink.

To make Blueberry & Mint Lemonade:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (240 ml) fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 3-4 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) water
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) simple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon slices and fresh mint sprigs for garnish

For the Simple Syrup:

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) water
  • 1/2 cup (120 g) granulated sugar (adjust to taste)

Instructions:

1. Make Simple Syrup: Combine sugar and water and heat over medium heat, stirring until the sugar completely dissolves. Let it cool.

2. Make a puree: combine blueberries and freshly squeezed lemon juice, blend until you have a smooth puree

3. Add Mint: Tear or chop 6-8 fresh mint leaves and add them to the puree

4. Combine & Taste: combine the blueberry-lemon mixture with 1/2 cup/120 ml of simple syrup, and 1/2 cup/120 ml of water and mix well. You can moderate with sugar syrup and water to get the right length and sweetness you are looking for. NOTE for this pairing let the mocktail stay a little sharp

6. Serve: fill glasses with ice and garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of fresh mint

Tasting Notes

Upon bringing the glass to your nose, you are greeted with a refreshing burst of zesty lemon, complemented by the sweet and slightly tart fragrance of ripe blueberries.

  1. Body: the body is provided by the lemon sourness, thick puree and sugar syrup.
  2. Fruit Flavours: Blueberry, (garnish: lemon)
  3. Other Flavours: Mint

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