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Blueberry Mint Simple Syrup.

Blueberry mint simple syrup is super easy to make, I whipped up a batch this weekend to top off prosecco for a sweet, seasonal cocktail. To make the syrup, combine one cup of sugar, half a cup of water, a handful of fresh mint leaves, a few pieces of lemon rind, and two cups of blueberries in a saucepan. Bring all of the ingredients to a boil, and let them cook down for about 10 minutes. Next, strain the berries, leaves and rind and leave the liquid in a bowl to cool down. I was impatiently awaiting a cocktail, so I cooled mine in the freezer for a short time. After cooling, strain the syrup one more time. To make the cocktails, pour a glass of champagne or prosecco three-quarters of the way full, and then add the simple syrup to taste–  I like mine a bit sweeter, so I added about one full tablespoon to my drink. Then garnish with lemon, mint, and fresh blueberries — and cheers! I’m thinking ways to use the leftover blueberry mint simple syrup — perhaps on a bowl of vanilla bean ice cream?

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7 responses to “Blueberry Mint Simple Syrup.

  1. Jaime Lynn (@laviejaime) August 21, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Sooo wanting to make this. Would be a delicious virgin drink with club soda.

  2. Taz August 21, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I could drink 100x more of these!

  3. elizabeth swartz (@elizabethswartz) August 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    that settles it – my last Blackberry Challenge will be an adaptation of this cocktail. so good!

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  6. Navya Kelly October 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    This looks so lovely – absolutely adore the blueberry garnishes!

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