Blueberry Rosemary Smash Mocktails

Hey there!

How’s it going?

I’ve spent the last few days glued to the TV watching the start of the World Cup. I don’t really watch football regularly but this is the exception. I’m almost upset we didn’t think about our holiday overlapping on a solid week of matches but ultimately, who am I kidding, travel > football.

Aside from that, I’ve been spending the last week or two gorging on great summery ingredients, which brings me to the subject of this post – blueberry & rosemary smash mocktails!

Blueberry & Rosemary Smash Drinks - Kay's Kitchen

They’re a great way to take advantage of the seasonal berries and you can knock up the syrup in advance, making it an easy, make ahead recipe for guests.

Blueberry & Rosemary Smash Mocktail - Kay's Kitchen

The perfect drink to sip on in the sunshine – fruity berries, aromatic rosemary and a refreshing kick from the lemon. Best served, ice cold!

Blueberry & Rosemary Smash Mocktail Recipe - Kay's Kitchen

^ Gah, and this COLOUR!!

Blueberry And Rosemary Smash Mocktail - Kay's Kitchen

Oh, and, because you can never reaaaally have too many berries, I dropped a handful into the drinks and weaved some through drink skewers to serve alongside.

Blueberry Smash Drinks - Kay's Kitchen

So, so good!

Blueberry Smash Mocktails With Rosemary - Kay's Kitchen

❤ ❤ ❤

Rosemary & Blueberry Smash - Kay's Kitchen

Make these soon guys!

Rosemary And Blueberry Smash - Kay's Kitchen

Enjoy,

-Kay

Ingredients

  • 300g blueberries
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • Juice of 3 – 4 lemons
  • 1 pack of rosemary
  • Sparkling water
  • 1 lemon (to serve – optional)
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar (optional)
  • Extra blueberries (optional)

Instructions (serves 6)

  1. Add the blueberries and sugar to a pan on medium low heat with the leaves of 4/5 sprigs of rosemary (10g). Heat on medium for 8-10mins until the mixture is properly bubbling, stirring occasionally. About 5 or 6 minutes in, once properly softened, squeeze the berries with the back of a wooden spoon.
  2. Once done, pour the mixture into a large bowl through a sieve. Use the back of a spoon to really get all the juices through before adding the juice of 3 – 4 lemons (depending on how sharp you want it / how juicy the lemons are).
  3. Cover the bowl then pop the syrup into the fridge to cool down completely / until you’re ready to serve.
  4. To serve – slice your reserved lemon in half and rub over the rim of your six glasses before dipping into a plate with the sugar. Slice the rest of the lemon and use to decorate the glasses.
  5. Pour the blueberry syrup evenly into the glasses, add a handful of your extra berries and ice before topping up with the sparkling water. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary each, weave a couple of blueberries onto cocktail skewers placing on top of your glasses before adding straws. Taste and and adjust to your likings with extra lemon or fizzy water.

 

Blueberry & Rosemary Smash Mocktails - Kay's Kitchen

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