8.20.2013

How Sweet it Is >> Blueberry Crush


Remember how I went blueberry picking the other week? Well, knowing that the next What She Ate prompt was this week  is "how sweet it is," I figured I should not let the opportunity go by to combine the two. Problem was, I was not in the mood for baking (I rarely am). I actually made a blueberry vinaigrette for a quinoa salad that I was going to share here, but while it wasn't bad, it wasn't really "YOUGOTTAMAKETHIS" worthy either. Instead, I went with one of my old standbys: a delicious drink. 
I have a confession to make: I don't really like water. Not plain anyway. I mean, it's alright since it keeps me alive and all, but I'm not one of those people with a water bottle constantly attached to my hand. Mostly I drink tea and sparkling water when the urge hits, but I'm always on the lookout for ways to make water more appealing. Here, I went with muddled fruit.

1/4 c. blueberries
4-5 mint leaves
1 tsp. sugar
squeeze of lemon

Add these to the bottom of a glass, and using a muddler if you have one (you fancy bar mistress you), or a wooden spoon if you don't (I'm in this category), mash and mix well. When you're satisfied with your mash-abilities, top with sparkling water.
Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Why, yes, this WOULD be delicious with a bit of vodka thrown in! But it's plenty good as is, especially if it's before noon like it is for me. :)

Now go, fancy up your water!

shanti >> sondra

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5 comments:

  1. This looks SO delicious! And I am totally with you on plain water. Sometimes I will have it, but mostly if I am drinking it, I just guzzle it (like after working out or before bed or something). I mostly add a few squirts of lemon juice. :)
    Also: sidebar - we were talking earlier about instagram with the August Break; I finally got a smartphone and now have instagram. I already followed you. ;)

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  2. Looks delicious! I love sparkling water, but I'm not really into sweet drinks. Give me some cucumber, lemon or mint any day!

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  3. This is absolutely PERFECT for summer!!! We also happen to have just bought some blueberries!

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  4. abhaya_sondra9/1/13, 3:15 PM

    ack, I'm finally back from my trip home and catching up with blog stuff. Yay for smartphones! I just followed you back. Can't wait to see what you post!

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  5. abhaya_sondra9/1/13, 3:16 PM

    oooh, those are all very delicious, too! Now I'm thinking a cucumber simple syrup would have a lot of tasty applications!

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