One area I don't really experiment with very much is the beverage category. Yes, I've made some delicious cocktails and mocktails in the past, but on a day to day basis I drink water and that's about it (and truth be told not nearly enough of it). It can get a little boring after awhile especially since I don't appreciate super sugary sodas like I used to. I'm certain there was a time in my teenage years where I was sustained on that junk almost entirely, but I just can't handle them too much any more. And so, what's a gal to do when her water's a bit boring and her soda is making her feel sick? Chuck a bunch of ingredients into a glass and sip away, naturally.
Inspired by this iced tea I made last summer (which is delicious and wonderful and you should totally go make some), I decided to play with the mint and lime flavours again. By the way, mint and lime is always a recommended combination!
Wanting an alternative to water that wasn't soda but was still fizzy so that it seemed more exciting, I started with a base of soda water. Because I could just throw in the lime and mint and leave at that, I decided to jazz it up a bit more with some fresh blueberries. The result was a fizzy, slightly sweet (thanks to the amazing blueberries), and super refreshing - exactly what I needed.
What do you do when you need to mix up your hydration habit? I'd love some tips and ideas, please share!
Keep reading for the recipe!
3-4 ice cubes
1/4 cup fresh blueberries, divided
juice from approximately 1/4 of a fresh lime, plus a couple slices
1 sprig of fresh mint
- In a glass add half of the fresh blueberries and press them down with a wooden spoon to crush them up a bit and release some of their juices
- Add the ice, lime juice, a slice of line, mint and remaining blueberries
- Fill in the rest of the space in the glass with soda water
- Stir well, garnish with lime and mint if desired and feeling fancy