Elderberry and Blueberry Mocktail

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  • Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 25 mins
  • Makes: 8 servings

Create luscious, alcohol-free wellness "cocktails" using a syrup made with Frontier Whole Elderberries and fresh blueberries. Prominently fruity, but not too sweet. With a mild floral note and a tart kick of lime.

Ingredients

  • For the Elderberry Syrup:

    1 cup Frontier Co-op Whole Elderberries

    3 cups water

    1 cup honey or agave syrup

     

    For the Mocktail:

    ½ cup elderberry syrup

    2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

    36 fluid ounces sparkling lime soda

    ¼ cup fresh spearmint leaves, mashed

    8 ounces blueberries
     

Directions

    For the Syrup:

    1. In a sauce pan with a lid, place 1 cup dried elderberries and 3 cups water. If desired, stir in 3 tablespoons of any combination of powdered ginger, cinnamon or cloves.

    2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, partially covered. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 to 40 minutes until liquid is reduced by half.

    3. Remove from heat, let cool and pour through strainer into a heat-proof bowl. Discard berries.

    4. Stir in honey or agave syrup.

    5. Pour into a jar with a lid. May be stored in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

     

    For the Mocktail:

    1. In a glass bowl, combine ½ cup elderberry syrup, lime juice, spearmint and blueberries. Lightly mash together with a muddler so that some blueberries break and release their juices.

    2. In a pitcher, combine berry mixture and lime soda, stirring to mix thoroughly.

    3. Pour over ice and add lime slices and mint leaves for garnish. Serve.

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