This fizzy purple cocktail is delicious and refreshing. And if mocktails are your thing, replacing the bubbly with sparkling water makes for a floral and fruity spritzer that is a much healthier alternative to soda.
This Blueberry Lavender Spritzer came about by chance. Summer is almost here in North Carolina and everything in our yard is blooming, including the lavender. This year, I decided to make some lavender simple syrup to try to capture the delicious lavender essence (recipe at end of post). In less than 30 minutes, I made a lovely, fragrant syrup but I had no idea what to do with it!
Then came the May Recipe Redux Challenge: “Showers and celebrations with friends abound this time of year. Show us your healthy, colorful drink concoctions for festivities like bridal showers and graduation celebrations.” I just knew I wanted to create a cocktail that somehow incorporated the lavender simple syrup.
Blueberry juice seemed like the perfect addition to create a drink with a rich, deep purple color that also wouldn’t overpower the essence of lavender. And though it took a few rounds to get the proportions correct (I didn’t mind, I promise!), the final result is an effervescent blueberry cocktail that is sweet (but not cloyingly) with definite notes of lavender. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Blueberry Lavender Spritzer Recipe
- 1 teaspoon lavender simple syrup, recipe below
- 2- oz blueberry* juice, strained juice from thawing frozen blueberries also works well
- 4- oz champagne or prosecco
- Measure blueberry juice and lavender simple syrup into champagne flute
- Top with 4-oz of champagne or prosecco (or sparkling water for a non-alcoholic option)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120