Prep 3 mins
Cook 0 mins
A refreshing non-alcoholic drink perfect for parties or poolside. Recipe adapted from The Everything Cocktail Parties & Drinks Book by Cheryl Charming. Original recipe called for 1/2 T sugar and 1 oz water, but I don't think it's necessary in this drink (just added calories).
- 5 large mint leaves
- 2 -3 tablespoons blueberries (original recipe said a handful)
- diet lemon-lime soda
- 1 sprig mint (garnish)
- 5 blueberries (garnish)
- Put the mint leaves and blueberries in a tall glass. Mash them together with muddler or wooden spoon to release flavor from the mint.
- Fill glass with ice.
- Pour in soda to fill up glass.
- Garnish with mint sprig and 5 blueberries.
Yumm-O! I've been on a diet cola lark for a while now, so it was about time to try something new, and this did the trick quite nicely! I used frozen wild blueberries rather than fresh ones, as this time of year I didn't think they'd have much flavour in this application. I defrosted them for about an hour, and like Syd, was generous with them. I squeezed a wedge of lemon in as well - lime would work just as well. This was deliciously refreshing! Reviewed for JB, VIP for Veggie Swap 24 (horribly late in reviewing, my apologies!)
With just the 2 of us, I'm not usually that concerned about garnishes (unless it's a special occasion), but other than that, I doubled the recipe & followed it right on down (was a bit generous with the blueberries, though)! Nicely satisfying drink on a hot afternoon! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed for this month's VIP player in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap 24]
Nice and refreshing drink! I didn't have the lemon lime soda but did have ginger ale, so used that and added some lemon juice. Delish! Thanks! Made for Adopt a Veggie game.