Sparkling Lemon Blueberry Mocktail is an effervescent fruity drink to serve those that prefer to skip the alcohol.
1cupfresh or frozen blueberries
3tablespoonsfresh mint, basil, thyme, or rosemaryor 1 tablespoon dried lavender
1-2tablespoonsreal maple syrup or agave syrup
½cupfresh lemon juice
1cupclub soda, seltzer or sparkling mineral water
Ice cubesto serve
Blueberry Simple Syrup
In a small saucepan, combine the blueberries, herbs, maple syrup, honey, and one quarter cup water in a small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally and pressing on the blueberries to release the juices.
When the mixture is thickened, about 4-5 minutes, remove from heat. Strain through a fine mesh strainer over a small bowl to remove the solids. Discard solids and set syrup aside to cool.
Sparkling Blueberry Lemon Mocktail
Add lemon juice and remaining water to a large pitcher. Add blueberry simple syrup, to taste, and stir to combine.
Fill 4 glasses with ice and fill each ⅔ full with the blueberry lemonade mixture. Top off each glass with club soda. Garnish with lemon wedges, blueberries, fresh herbs, etc.