A refreshing and beautiful summer inspired punch, this blueberry mint mocktail is a tasty way to stay cool while the weather warms up.
Every year, I pretend to garden. And the only survivors at the end of the season are the herbs, especially the mint and chives. But especially the mint. So I find myself adding mint to all sorts of things, including drinks.
The Godfather makes a delicious mojito, and my family loves this mint lemonade. But wanted to make something a little different. We were at a restaurant on a recent trip to Florida, and I spied a blackberry mint cooler on their mocktail menu. I ordered it because it sounded fun, and it was a table favorite! The girls loved it, the Godfather loved it, and you know I love mint and berry flavors.
So I decided to take inspiration from that drink and a cupcake recipe on this blog, and make a blueberry mint mocktail! I feel you can never have too many good mocktail recipes. They’re perfect specialty drinks for baby showers or family events, but if you really want to add a little vodka to make a cocktail, you can. They’re so versatile!
You can control the amount of mint flavor you’d like in your blueberry mint mocktail. If you want a lot of mint, infuse some mint into your blueberry syrup. If you want just a hint of mint, leave the mint out of the syrup and just muddle fresh leaves into the glass or pitcher when you are mixing your mocktail.
The blueberry syrup can be made from fresh or frozen blueberries, and it’s pretty sweet with the sugar, so you can use first of the season tart berries with no problem. If you don’t mix up a big pitcher mocktail for a party, you’ll have extra syrup, which is great for flavoring and sweetening iced tea or lemonade
I hope you enjoy the recipe for this blueberry mint mocktail! I know I’m looking forward to enjoying a few with the family this summer. Cheers!
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3/4 cup water
- Optional: To add more mint flavor to the drink, add 2-3 sprigs of mint to the syrup
Blueberry Mint Mocktail
- 1 part blueberry syrup
- 3 parts ginger ale
- fresh mint for muddle and garnish
- fresh blueberries for garnish
Make the Blueberry Syrup:
- Place all the syrup ingredients into a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Boil for 10 minutes then remove from the heat.
- Mash the blueberries with a potato masher or the back of your spoon and allow to cool.
- Strain into a storage container or bottle using a fine mesh sieve. Use the cooled syrup immediately, or refrigerate up to 2 weeks until ready to use.
Mixing your Blueberry Mint Mocktail
- If making by the glass: muddle a few leaves of mint (5-6) at the bottom of your glass. Add the ice, then pour in your blueberry syrup and ginger ale. Garnish and enjoy!
- If making mocktails for a party or by the pitcher: Muddle your mint in a pitcher. Mix the blueberry syrup and ginger ale. Add the garnish. Place the ice in the glasses and pour the mixture over ice when ready to serve.
p.s. - If you would like to adapt this recipe for the 21+ crowd, feel free to add a little vodka.
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