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



  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. ;)

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

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

  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!

  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!