Blueberry and lemon mocktail perfect for dry January. Recipe for ages 21+.
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Dry January is coming to an end but I wanted to send you off with one more mocktail. This Dry Season cocktail is a mix of lemon, blueberry, elderflower, and mint that make for one tart craft mocktail. With it being winter, I love little drinks like this that pucker up the back of your jaw. With its abundance of flavors, you won’t even notice the missing booze. Though, if you’d want to booze it up, add in 2 ounces of dry gin. Either way, I hope it’s as delicious as that first cocktail post dry season.
Can you tell the table it’s on isn’t leveled?
This recipe using blueberry juice. I find it easier than trying to muddle a lot a ton of blueberries. However, if fresh blueberries are all that you have, muddle 2/3 of a cup and it will give you roughly 3 ounces of juice. You might also have to give your left elbow to get the yield too.
Into a shaker muddle, mint and lemon juice together until the mint leaves become fragrant.
Fill the shaker with ice and pour in blueberry juice and elderflower cordial. I use this elderflower cordial, it’s sweet and tart. I love using it in lemonades but it’s best use is substituting alcoholic St.Germain. Pop open some sparkling grape juice and this cordial and you’d have one fancy baby shower drink.
From here you’ll give it a hard shake for 20 shakes. Fine strain, to remove the mint leaves, it into a coupe glass. Serve with lemon peels or mint leaves.
Dry Season blueberry and lemon mocktail. This dry January cocktail is packed full of flavor with blueberry juice, elderflower cordial, mint, and lemon juice. It's dry, tart, and sweet.
- 3 ounces Blueberry Juice (or 2/3 cup of blueberries)
- 1 ounce Lemon Juice
- 1 ounce Elderflower Cordial
- 3 Mint Leaves
Into a shaker muddle, lemon juice and mint leaves together. If using fresh blueberries instead of blueberry juice, muddle them along with the lemon juice and mint.
Add ice to the shaker. Pour in blueberry juice and elderflower cordial. Shake for 20 shakes.
Fine strain cocktail into a coupe glass. Garnish with lemon peel or mint leaves.
Isn’t it the most luscious berry color? Who says mocktails can’t be as fun as cocktails?
While I didn’t partake in dry January, it has been a blast expanding my mocktail recipes. Maybe, just maybe I’ll keep it going. Though, I think some February booze will be much needed. Especially with it being Birthday month. How have you tackled dry January? If you have, congratulations on finishing this dry season strong! If you didn’t participate, would you next year? I’d love to know all your thoughts down below.