The easiest blueberry mocktail with just a few ingredients - fresh blueberries, herbs, and simple syrup, along with sparkling water. It makes a wonderful sparkling summer drink that you can sip by the pool or have at your BBQ.
This blueberry non-alcoholic drink is refreshing and perfect with in season blueberries. It's perfect for a baby shower, and you can feel good about drinking it because blueberries are loaded with antioxidants that are great for your health!
I absolutely love blueberry mocktails during the summer as I always already feel dehydrated with the heat, and alcohol can just compound on that. Not to mention, limiting alcohol is always a good idea if you struggle with migraine attacks. For this recipe, I'll also show you how to switch up the herbs depending on what mood you're in.
For this particular pairing I went with a rosemary blueberry smash mocktail, but there are so many variations you can try below!
You don't need a lot of ingredients for this simple blueberry mocktail at home.
- Fresh blueberries
- Fresh herbs - I used rosemary, but mint would also work.
- Agave syrup - This is totally optional, but great for some added sweetness.
- Club soda or sparkling mineral water - I highly recommend Topo Chico in glass bottles for mocktails because it's extra fizzy and doesn't get watered down easily! I prefer it to San Pellegrino or Perrier. Gerolsteiner is another favorite.
- Extra blueberries and herbs for garnish.
How to Make
Step 1: Muddle everything together.
Add all the ingredients except the club soda or mineral water to a cocktail shaker and muddle with a wooden spoon or an official "muddler".
Step 2: Strain the blueberry mixture.
Place a strainer on top of the cocktail shaker and pour the juices into a serving glass. Add ice.
Step 3: Top with soda.
Top the glass with soda or mineral water and garnish with rosemary and blueberries.
This blueberry mocktail is easy to make into whatever you're feeling that night! During cooler weather I prefer to use rosemary, but warmer weather, mint can be really nice.
- Blueberry Mocktail Mojito - Use a small handful of mint leaves (6-7 leaves) instead of rosemary. Add a squeeze of half of lime, if tolerated (not recommended on an elimination diet).
- Blueberry Moscow Mule Mocktail - Use your favorite ginger beer instead of soda water.
- Switch up the herbs - Thyme, mint, rosemary, lemon balm, lemon mint, or lemongrass.
- Blueberry Lavender Mocktail - Add 2 fresh culinary lavender buds and smash those with the blueberries, then strain.
If making this mocktail with blueberries ahead I would suggest just preparing up to the point you strain out the blueberry herb mixture. Then add ice and top with soda water when you're ready to serve.
Blueberries are so wonderful and sweet during the summer months and the pair great with anything BBQ related. A few of my favorite recipes to pair with this blueberry mocktail are:
- Dry Rub Oven Ribs
- Crockpot BBQ Chicken Thighs
- Easy Potato Salad
- Grilled Bok Choy
- Strawberry Basil Chicken
- Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa
- Sweet Corn Pasta
If you're making this blueberry smash mocktail closer to the fall or spring season, I would try it with the Boursin Pasta, which cuts the richness and works really well using rosemary.
- 1 cocktail shaker and strainer lid
- 10 fresh blueberries
- 1 2 inch rosemary sprig or 5-6 mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon agave syrup (optional for added sweetness)
- 6 ounces club soda or mineral water
- fresh herbs and blueberries for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker add blueberries, rosemary or mint, and agave and muddle for 1 minute. Strain the mixture into your serving glass.
- Add ice and top with soda water, then use a cocktail stirrer to combine. Garnish with fresh blueberries and the herb of your choice.
- Substitute rosemary with any herbs you're feeling that day. Mint leaves, lemon balm, lemongrass, thyme, or basil.
- Adjust sweetness as needed with agave syrup.
- Use a mineral water with a lot of carbonation (like topo chico) for best results.