Here in the south to say that it is hot and humid during the summer is a bit of an understatement, so light and refreshing drinks are a must have. I wanted to create something colorful and fun for Memorial Day weekend and thought that blueberries would be the perfect starting point because the berries are blue, (obviously!) but when you mash them you get a vibrant fuchsia color that for the sake of this festive drink I think will pass for red. To me the tartness of lime is the perfect pick me up when the heat tries to get the best of you, so I added a squeeze of lime to the blueberries.
Then I grabbed a handful of mint from my back porch because it’s growing like a weed and was in need of a trim and I thought it would go perfectly with the flavors of blueberry and lime. Top with a splash of club soda and you’ve got a beautiful, festive and refreshing red and blue mocktail. By the time Memorial Day rolls around on Monday I’m sure we’ll be adding a splash of rum as well! I hope you have a great weekend!