Holy Mocktail Week: Blueberry Mint Agua Fresca
The world felt dire enough that Lent seemed to call for the extreme.
Fasting from alcohol.
It’s the worst, and I don’t recommend it. But it’s good to know I can in fact go without. And now it’s Holy Week. So we’re celebrating the end now in sight by sharing some of our favorite mocktails, in case you too have practiced the terror of temperance.
We learned over the past six weeks that mocktails are shockingly difficult to create. Monday we talked about how lime (or another type of citrus) is a crucial mocktail ingredient. Today’s secret mocktail recipe: salt.
Salt that magic fairy dust. We know it makes your margarita taste that much better, and we keep it on every table and in every kitchen; so it shouldn’t come as that much a surprise that it might be needed in your drink. Because mocktails have to rely more heavily on fruit and juice, a pinch of salt helps to balance out all that sweet, making that nightly mocktail resemble a cocktail slightly more.
Blueberry Mint Agua Fresca Mocktail Recipe
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (approximately one medium sized orange)
- 1/4 cup mint
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup ice
- Add all ingredients into a blender
- Blend until smooth
- Strain through a fine-mesh strainer, removing the pulp (this step is admittedly annoying)
- Serve straight up, garnish with mint leaf or lime round