Cheers to Healthy Choices. Ditch the Booze, Not the Fun! 🍹 Sip & savor my Blueberry-Rosemary Mocktails with your friends and family :)
Hey there, Veginners! I've got a refreshing treat that'll tickle your taste buds while keeping things simple and fresh. Now, when you think of a fruity mocktail, herbs might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But trust me on this one! Adding rosemary to this Blueberry Mocktail is like unlocking a secret level in a game – it elevates the experience to something truly magical.
While fruits bring sweetness and zest, herbs like rosemary introduce an aromatic depth that can completely transform a drink. So, if you've never tried blending herbs with fruits, now's the time! Dive into this recipe that's not only bursting with flavors but also radiates the essence of nature right into your glass. Perfect for those afternoons when you need a little pick-me-up or those evenings with friends under the starry sky!
Blueberry Rosemary Mocktail Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
1 cup fresh blueberries, plus a few extra for garnish
2 rosemary sprigs, leaves removed (about 1 tablespoon when chopped), plus 2 sprigs for garnish
1/4 cup agave nectar (adjust to taste)
Juice of 1 lemon (approximately 2 tablespoons)
Seltzer (substitutions below)
Water (optional, see notes)
Place the fresh blueberries, rosemary leaves, agave nectar, and lemon juice into a blender.
If you want a more diluted or less intense flavor, you can add 1/4 cup of water at this point. Blend until you have a smooth purée.
Assembling the Mocktail:
Fill each glass about halfway with ice cubes.
Pour half of the blueberry-rosemary purée into each glass.
Top up each glass with seltzer, leaving about an inch from the top.
Stir gently to combine the ingredients.
Garnish & Enjoy:
Drop a few fresh blueberries into each glass for a visual touch.
Garnish each glass with a sprig of rosemary.
Serve immediately and savor the refreshing blend of blueberries and rosemary in this delightful mocktail!
Notes on Water: Adding water can dilute the flavor intensity, making the mocktail milder. This can be beneficial if you want a less potent blueberry and rosemary taste, or if you're looking to stretch the mixture for more servings.
If don't have seltzer in your kitchen, sparkling water or club soda would also work. For our Blueberry Rosemary Mocktail, you'd ideally want the mixer to elevate the flavors of the drink without overshadowing them. Given that:
Seltzer would be the best choice because it offers the fizz without adding any additional flavors or mineral tastes. It lets the flavors of the blueberry, rosemary, and lemon shine without interference.
Sparkling Water would be a second choice, especially if you pick one with a neutral flavor profile. The natural effervescence can enhance the drink, but be mindful that the mineral taste from certain brands might slightly influence the mocktail's flavor.
Club Soda can also be used, but the added minerals might introduce a subtle salty undertone. This isn't necessarily bad; some people might enjoy the slight complexity it adds to the drink.
Ultimately the choice is yours! What I always say is make your life easier and use up what's already in your kitchen;)
Estimated Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories: 100 - 120 (Mostly from the agave nectar and blueberries)
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Sodium: 0mg (Unless sodium is present in the seltzer used)
Total Carbohydrates: 25g - 30g (Again, mainly from the blueberries and agave nectar)
Dietary Fiber: 2g (From the blueberries)
Sugars: 20g - 25g (From both the blueberries and the agave nectar)
Vitamin C: About 10% of daily value (From the blueberries and lemon juice)
Iron: About 2% of daily value (From the blueberries)
Cheers to a drink that's as vibrant and lively as our thriving community. Mocktails, with their rising popularity, stand testament to the fact that healthier choices don't mean compromising on flavor or fun.
When you sip on a creative, fizzy blend like my Blueberry Rosemary Mocktail, you won't feel an ounce of FOMO. In fact, if you ask me, mocktails often outshine their alcoholic counterparts. They allow us to be inventive, savoring each taste without the haze of alcohol. It's about cherishing quality moments with our loved ones, making memories, and opting for choices that align with our well-being.
At Veginner Cooking, our ethos isn't just about plant-based wonders; it's about the holistic journey towards healthier alternatives in all aspects of life. As always, I love hearing your feedback and seeing your recipe recreations. Keep sharing the Veginner vibes!🌿 Love, Cheryl