I’ve got the perfect blueberry cocktail to help you cool down as the weather warms up.
Warm afternoons are the perfect time to relax in the garden with a cooling cocktail. Flicking through my Pinterest feed one day I came across a gorgeous recipe for a blueberry and kiwi mojito and wanted to try it out. Rather than the standard base of rum, sugar syrup and mint, I’ve added gin and lime mineral water for a crisp finish. We found a small pot of pineapple sage at a local nursery a couple of years ago and have been growing it ever since. The leaves release a sweet-smelling oil when rubbed together and are delicious when infused in drinks and syrups. Perfect for watching the sunset with friends.
Prep Time 5 mins | Serves 4-6
- 200g green kiwifruit
- 200g blueberries
- Handful of pineapple sage leaves, washed and dried (or mint leaves)
- 250ml gin
- 1.25L lime mineral water (or lemonade)
- Ice cubes, to serve
Prepare the fruit. Peel the kiwifruit by slicing off the ends with a small paring knife. Sit the kiwi vertically on a board. Run your knife between the flesh and the skin to peel. Slice the kiwi into 5mm slices. Wash and dry the blueberries.
Muddle the fruit. To ‘muddle’ means to gently mash ingredients and a liquid together in the bottom of a glass or jug. Muddling releases the juices and oils into the liquid. Place the blueberries, kiwi and pineapple sage into a 2L jug. Top with the gin and stir gently with a wooden spoon.
Finish the cocktail. Top the gin mixture with the mineral water or lemonade and ice cubes. Stir to combine and allow to sit aside for 5 minutes to cool. Serve.
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Happy Cooking and Keep Smiling,