The Blueberry Wave ~ Blueberries, Mint and Lemon With Gin

Blueberry Wave | © Urban Cottage Life.com

Shall we take a break from lentils and all that healthy eating to enjoy a cocktail on the beach? I don’t know about you, but I can only be virtuous for so long.

Supplies being somewhat limited at the cottage, this drink is rather similar to the Lake Huron Breeze I made last week with strawberries and lime. I’m no mixologist, but I know what I like do like to mix together some of my favourite flavours.

To make your own blueberry wave, mash up a small handful of blueberries and muddle with a few mint leaves and a teaspoon or so of sugar. Add to a few ice cubes in a highball glass, and squeeze a lemon wedge over. Add 1-1\2 or 2 ounces of gin, top with tonic water and stir. Garnish with a few blueberries and a mint sprig. I was going to add a lemon twist, but in my excitement to photograph taste the drink, I forgot.

I admit, mashed blueberries are not the most attractive sight, but they certainly taste good! This pretty, pale lavender concoction was a refreshing accompaniment to the setting sun, and the perfect way to end an afternoon at the beach.

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9 comments

  1. That last picture says it all, Mar. It represents, to me, a great day at the beach — and the need for a refill. Where is that bartender anyway??
    I’m not a gin drinker but I imagine vodka would do nicely in your cokctail on this side of Lake Huron. I’ll let you know. 🙂

    • I was thinking about making this with vodka as well, but I went with what was in the cupboard here. Keeping it easy! And yes, it was a great day at the beach!

  2. “Au Contraire” (haha, don’t know if I spelled that correctly.. likely not;) I think the middle blueberries are gorgeous and lush in your pretty glasses. *clink* here’s a toast to the best beach cocktail yet!! xo Smidge

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