Blueberry-Rosemary Soda

  • Posted on: July 24, 2014

Blueberry Rosemary Spritzer 028It’s hot out there.   Even at 9,000 feet.   I can’t image what it’s like elsewhere around the country.

This refreshing drink will surely cool you off.

Blueberry Rosemary Spritzer 002It’s the peak of blueberry season and this is a great way to enjoy those plump sweet berries.   Combined with rosemary, lemon and honey syrup,  this is a wonderful drink to enjoy in the heat of the day.

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Rosemary is one of my go to herbs.  I recently  learned  that is a great herb to stimulate memory.  It has been a symbol of remembrance since ancient times.   And apparently Shakespeare knew this as a line in the play Hamlet is “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray you, love, remember.”  New studies are finding that the scent of rosemary helps improve memory.  I should try walking around with a rosemary necklace-  maybe it will help me remember people’s names and recall where I left my sunglasses.

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I was enjoying this drink yesterday, until my daughter came up and finished it off, with a big grin on her face.

I plan to make this drink for our next summer gathering, although I might add a splash of vodka for a little kick.  It’s quite lovely either way.

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Enjoy!

Blueberry-Rosemary Soda

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 6 ounces

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh organic blueberries, plus a few more for garnish
  • 4 sprigs rosemary, stripped
  • *1/3 cup honey syrup
  • 1/3 cup fresh organic lemon juice
  • Ice
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • vodka, optional
  • Honey Syrup - can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for a couple weeks)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • Mix together until it become liquid.

Instructions

In a mason jar or cocktail shaker, muddle blueberries, rosemary and honey syrup for several minutes until it becomes slushy. Add lemon juice and cover. Shake well for a minute. Add ice to 4 glasses. Using a small strainer, pour about 2 tbsp into each glass. Add sparkling water. And a splash of vodka, if you are looking for a kick.

Add 3 blueberries to each glass.

Enjoy!

Notes

Adapted from Against All Grain

http://greensandsweetthings.com/blueberry-rosemary-soda/

 

 

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