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!
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.
Images by 2nd Truth
BY Kate Arends - August 15, 2016
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.