Fresh Blueberry Spritzers

Blueberries are perfect for summer, so bright and juicy. Chase them with a little seltzer and a squeeze of lemon for a fresh blueberry spritzer.

Blueberry Spritzers

Last week, I shared a recipe for some refreshing and summery blueberry mojitos. But as I proclaimed here before, my tolerance for alcohol dropped off in my old age (I will still continue to pretend I’m not older). I prefer to spend my summer and weekend days down at the beach, socializing and splashing and tanning. Gulping down some mojitos is refreshing, sure. But there should always be a mocktail version of every cocktail for those of us who can’t drink/won’t drink/don’t want to drink. Yes, you could easily omit the alcohol and go with a virgin mint mojito. Instead, I’d rather try the clean taste of a fresh blueberry spritzer.

Simplicity is the best part of this spritzer. It’s just a little blueberry simple syrup mixed with a bit of lemon to give a bit of acidity. Mix it all with a healthy doze of seltzer water. That is one big different between the spritzer and the mojito. Using plain, unflavored seltzer lets the blueberry flavors shine through, unadulterated. The blueberry is the star here, after all.

This spritzer is an outstanding summer drink for those who aren’t into cocktails but still want to enjoy thoughtful libations. Anyone can grab a soda from the cooler. But picture walking around the beach with one of these in your hands. Completely different scenario, right? People will stop to ask what it is, where you got it, how they can have one. And with 4th of July right around the corner, there is a huge market for tasty and refreshing drinks!

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Fresh Blueberry Spritzers
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 ounces seltzer water
  • Juice from ½ lemon
Instructions
  1. Combine blueberries, sugar and water in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil then reduce to medium low and simmer 10 minutes until the blueberries have released their juices. Strain out the blueberries.
  3. To make the drink, combine ¼ cup of blueberry simple syrup with lemon juice. Top with seltzer water and serve over ice.

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25 thoughts on “Fresh Blueberry Spritzers

  1. I hear you about the reduced alcohol tolerance… ever since I turned 30, it’s been a rapid slide downhill, and nowadays even one drink is enough to ruin my next day sometimes. :(
    Love this simple mocktail. It sounds just perfect for hot summer weather, and I just love that gorgeous purple-ish colour! (And if I’m feeling adventurous, I’m sure a splash or two of gin would work quite nicely here.)

    • Haha! I feel you! My tolerance is just rapidly deleting. But that’s ok. And yes, a splash or two of gin! I could force myself to drink that! πŸ˜‰

  2. I agree – The alcohol tolerance level does lower past 30. Like metabolism, I believe alcohol tolerance is wasted on the young. I do love this mocktail, though. We stock up on unflavored seltzer and have spritzers all the time. This version would be on rotation at home for sure!

  3. Ha! My alcohol tolerance is sooo gone. I get headaches so easily these days!

    These spritzers sound awesome! I love that it uses fresh blueberries!

    • I know! Mine is gone, too! It’s the worst but then we do get to invent cool mocktails. So I guess the trade-off is ok. πŸ˜‰

    • I feel you. It’s been so long since I’ve really been able to hold a drink. I just don’t think I even care anymore! :)

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