Bye-bye Cocktail, Hello Mocktail
Pregnancy opened up a whole new world of drinks that I never thought I’d get this excited about. I mean, if you’re going to have a fancy drink, it better have alcohol in it, right? Well, clearly I was wrong. Not only have I really enjoyed 9 months without alcohol in my system, I’ve come to realize it’s the ritual of a drink I love, rather than a smoothing buzz that comes with a well-crafted drink. Now that my due date has come and gone, I’m planning to keep my alcohol consumption to a minimum.
It’s often difficult to find a mocktail that doesn’t compensate the lack of alcohol with a super sweet ingredient. I love herb-forward flavors in cocktails, especially when bubbles are involved. This Rosemary Blueberry Smash totally hits the spot. Not only is this drink gorgeous, blueberry and rosemary are a lovely combination for those who don’t want a super sweet drink. I’d recommend this drink for a weeknight on the patio with a light dinner!
Rosemary Blueberry Smash
By Danielle Walker of Against All Grain
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
1 Rosemary sprig, stripped
1 oz Honey syrup
1 oz Fresh lemon juice, strained
4 oz Sparkling mineral water
Muddle the blueberries with rosemary and honey syrup in the bottom of a shaker. Add lemon juice and ice. Cover and then shake for 10 seconds or so, until the ice has broken into small pieces. Strain and drain into a glass with fresh ice. Garnish with blueberries and rosemary.
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