Blueberry mojito … minus the rum part
I wish the BC Blueberry Council would send me emails on how to get my blueberry bushes to produce some berries, but instead, they send me emails with cocktail recipes. Hmm. And they sent it to me on a holiday Monday. Oh blueberry council, how did you know I needed a little fizzy something on a hot Ontario day? (But seriously, how many years do I need to wait to get my blueberries to grow at home? I’m two years in and have zero berries.)
The photo of their blueberry mojito looked so pretty that I wanted a glass. Immediately. Ok husband, let’s make mojitos! Small problem: we had very few of the ingredients needed to make them other than soda water, mint and blueberries. We threw blueberries to the wind and mixed up a blueberry mojito-ish drink that I think they would approve of.
I collected the ingredients: mint from the garden, brown sugar, some blueberries purchased earlier in the day, the last of our Prince Edward Distillery gin (HOW DID WE FINISH IT ALREADY??), soda water and my jar of gooseberry and lemon balm syrup. Voila. Cocktail hour had begun. Now, you can call it a “fizz” or a “crush”, I call it “let’s make more”. I give you, the Minty Blueberry McFizz.
Minty Blueberry McFizz
This is definitely more of a loose formula than a recipe.
- Handful of mint – probably 2 tablespoons
- 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons of gooseberry syrup (or any simple syrup)
- Gin. Add liberally.
- Soda, enough to fill your glass
- Toss in berries. The more, the merrier.
Muddle the sugar, mint and syrup together. Add gin (or whatever you have on hand), fill with soda water and plonk your berries into the glass. Enjoy.