Blueberry Gin Sparkler

Blueberry-Gin-SparklerThis refreshing cocktail is amazing when fresh blueberries are abundant at the farmers’ market. If blueberries are not in season, you could always use frozen berries. Remember that berries contain high levels of pesticides when they are not organic, so try to buy them in-season from your local farmer or organic from the grocery store.

Blueberry Gin Sparkler 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 TBSP bluberries
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • Juice of one lime (1 oz)
  • 1 1/2-2 ounces Gin (suggested: Bluecoat or Plymouth)
  • 6 oz. soda water

Steps: 

First, add blueberries, syrup and lime juice to a glass, then muddle.  Next, add the gin and soda water.  Fill the glass with ice and stir.  Garnish with a lime wedge.

Ingredients for a batch of 6 Drinks: 

  • 3/4 C blueberries
  • 3 oz. simple syrup
  • Juice from 6 limes (approx. 3/4 cup)
  • 1 1/4 cup gin
  • 4 1/2 cups soda water