Blueberry, Lime & Mint Memorial Day Mocktail

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!


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Blueberry, Lime & Mint Mocktail
If the vibrant colors aren't enough of a pick me up the bright flavors will certainly do the trick. If you want an extra kick just add a splash of rum!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
1 drink
Ingredients
  • 8 blueberries plus more for serving
  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup club soda
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
1 drink
Ingredients
  • 8 blueberries plus more for serving
  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup club soda
Instructions
  1. Place blueberries, mint leaves, lime juice and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Mash together to bring out the flavors of the blueberries and mint and help dissolve the sugar. Add club soda and pour into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with additional blueberries, a slice of lime, mint leaves, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

To turn this mocktail into a cocktail just at 1/4 cup of rum to the cocktail shaker instead of the club soda. Pour that into your glass and then top with club soda. White rum works best to maintain the vibrant color, but dark spiced rum tastes good too!

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