This blueberry mocktail made with fresh lime juice and simple syrup makes a refreshing drink for hot summer days, baby showers, or family events. Enjoy a delicious drink without the booze!
I love making fruity mocktails because they’re so easy and taste great during all seasons. Not to mention the blueberry syrup in this recipe gives it a vibrant blue color.
Whether you’re an expecting mother, designated driver, or simply choose not to drink, fruity mocktail recipes are the perfect option. You get the fun flavors of alcoholic drinks without any of the after effects.
This thanksgiving mocktail and this candy cane mocktail are always big hits around the holiday season. Some other great non-alcoholic drinks for the holidays are my crockpot apple cider and non alcoholic mulled wine.
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What is a mocktail made of?
Your ingredients will differ depending on the type of mocktail you’re making. But generally a mocktail is made with a base such as sparkling water, ginger beer, club soda, etc.
After the base, juices, simple syrups, and other add-ins are necessary for more flavor. Lime juice is found in a lot of mocktail recipes as well as lime wedges for garnishing.
Ingredients for blueberry mocktail
Like with our other fruity mocktail recipes, this great drink is made with simple ingredients for the perfect refreshing taste. See the recipe card for the full quantity and list of ingredients.
I like using Caleno brand non-alcoholic gin but you can use whatever you have on hand. I find that using virgin gin instead of another base gives this drink an authentic taste.
Blueberry simple syrup
The blueberry simple syrup is what adds the blueberry flavor to this recipe. It’s made with fresh blueberries, sugar, and water for an easy recipe.
This recipe calls for thyme in the drink and I also like topping this drink with fresh thyme for some extra flavor. Fresh mint leaves are another great topping option.
Club soda is the base for a classic blueberry cocktail so to keep the flavor the same, I use it in this recipe as well.
How to make a blueberry mocktail
There’s only four easy steps to this recipe. You’ll have to repeat the steps when making larger batches.
Step 1: In a cocktail mixer muddle the blueberry simple syrup and thyme.
Step 2: Fill the mixer with ice then add gin & lemon juice and shake until outside of shaker gets cold.
Step 3: Strain into a glass filled with ice and add club soda.
Step 4: Garnish with fresh lemon or lime wedges and thyme.
Pro Tip: Add sweet blueberries for a deeper blueberry flavor!
Expert tips and FAQs
Mocktails do not contain alcohol. They’re a mix of juices, sodas, syrups, and other ingredients to replicate a cocktail without the alcohol. They’re great for pregnant women, kids, designated drivers, or anyone who simply chooses not to drink.
I would recommend avoiding using food coloring in your mocktails as consuming large amounts of food colors could pose a health risk. If you’re looking for a more vibrant color, add frozen blueberries or other fruit.
I love mixing blueberries with lemons or limes. I think the tanginess of the lemons compliments the sweet blueberries perfectly. Mint leaves, strawberries, and coconut also pair well with blueberries.
More great fruit themed mocktails
- Lemon Mocktail
- Strawberry Mojito Mocktail
- Strawberry Mocktail
- Virgin Mojito in 5 Minutes
- Strawberry Pink Drink Starbucks Copycat
- Non-Alcoholic White Sangria
- Virgin Strawberry Margarita
- Pina Colada Mocktail
- Grapefruit Mocktail
- Cranberry Mocktail
- Mimosa Mocktail
- Non-Alcoholic Prosecco with Pomegranate
- Blackberry Lemonade
- Lavender Lemonade
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- In a cocktail mixer muddle the blueberry simple syrup and thyme
- Fill the mixer with ice then add gin & lemon juice and shake until outside of shaker gets cold
- Strain into a glass filled with ice and add club soda
- Garnish with fresh lemon and thyme