Blueberry Ginger Lime New Year's Mocktails
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Blueberry Ginger Lime New Year's Mocktails

Bring in the New Year with these Blueberry Ginger Lime New Year's Mocktails. They are the perfect balance between tart and sweet for the Holidays. Made with a simple ginger-mint syrup along with freshly crushed blueberries and lime juice, sparkling water (for a nice fizz) and garnished mint leaves, these homemade mocktails will leave you feeling refreshed for the new year ahead. Great for any occasion.

Course: Drinks
Keyword beverage, blueberry, classic, drinks, easy, ginger, gluten-free, healthy, holidays, homemade, indulge, lime, mint, natural, plant-based, recipe, soda, sweet, traditional, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Steep: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Creator Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

Must-Haves:

Simple Ginger Mint Syrup:

  • 3-4 medium ginger roots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • handful of mint leaves
  • 5 cups fresh water
  • 1 cup organic pure cane sugar  (I use Wholesome Sweetener; See Notes!)

Other:

  • sparkling water, plain (I use La Croix Water)
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh
  • 1-2 Tbsps lime juice
  • Mint leaves
  • 1 small Lime, sliced

Instructions:

  1. To begin, In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add water and let it begin to boil. Once boiling, add the mint leaves and ginger and boil for 10 minutes.

  2. After 10 minutes, turn off the heat and gently stir in the pure cane sugar, covering the mixture, and steeping for about 25-30 minutes to ensure that flavors are fully infused and potent.

  3. Once fully steeped, remove ginger and mint leaves and pour mixture into a medium pitcher and set aside.

  4. In a Medium bowl, add fresh blueberries and lime juice, crushing everything together into blueberries are fully broke down and well combined with lime juice. Set aside.

  5. To Make Mocktails: Add crushed ice to a glass, Add 1-2 Tbsps of Blueberry-Lime mixture to bottom of glass, fill 1/2 of the glass with the Ginger-Mint Syrup, then pour sparkling water atop everything, and add mint leaves inside the glasses as garnish. Repeat for every serving. 

  6. Sip and Enjoy!

Tips | Notes:

STORAGE: Ginger-Mint syrup can be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed jar for up to a week. **Can be made as a traditional Ginger drink with the Mint leaves OR enjoyed with the fizz from the Carbonated Water.** Best if consumed within a few days.

SWEETENER: You can always use maple syrup, ‘honey’, agave instead of using pure cane sugar + honey. This makes for a more subtle sweet taste. For Bee Free Honee, click link.