Blueberry-Mint Daiquiris

Blueberry-Mint Daiquiris - BoulderLocavore

Candidly I’ve steered away from foofy cocktails for some time.  I have decided the more sugary the drink, the richer the opportunity for a ride on the Hangover Express the day after imbibing.  I also feel the sweet, fruity umbrella family of drinks lull the drinker into a higher volume consumption as the taste of the liquor is well-hidden.  I really enjoy authentic flavored cocktails made with seasonal ingredients and today’s recipe hits the mark, harnessing the best of a blender drink with full flavors sure to become a refreshing summer fave!

Blueberry-Mint Daiquiris - BoulderLocavore

I have been eating tons of blueberries recently.  Finding this year to offer a particularly sweet crop of organic berries I’ve been putting them in everything I can think of from salads, to pies and non-dairy ice cream as well as smoothies.  I don’t recall the last time I had a Daiquiri but somehow the abundance of blueberries and a garden bed of mint up to my waist gave way to a fantastic cocktail.  This cocktail is also easily turned into a ‘mocktail’ by substituting the rum with additional naturally flavored limeade which does not sacrifice a thing for the drinker.

The summer is bursting with fresh berries which are definitely a frequent fruit in the Boulder Locavore kitchen.  A secret to making smoothies and blender drinks with less ice is to use frozen berries.  The frozen berries can be purchased or frozen at home.

Blueberry-Mint Daiquiris - BoulderLocavore

The best way to freeze berries for future use, without ending up with a mega frozen lump of berries is to rinse and dry them with a paper towel, then place them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper ensuring they do not touch each other; place the sheet in the freezer until the berries are frozen.  Once the berries are frozen individually, they can be put in a freezer plastic bag or freezing ‘jar’ (made of plastic with a screw on lid) for keeping in the freezer.  This allows using whatever quantity you desire as the berries will not stick to each other in the container.  A perfect option for the abundance of berries of the season, whether at the Farmer’s Market, from berry picking or the great prices at the grocery store.

Blueberry-Mint Daiquiris - BoulderLocavore

Blueberry-Mint Daiquiris

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 8-ounce Daiquiris

This seasonal cocktail is bursting with flavors of blueberry, lime and mint. Easily made into an alcohol-free 'mocktail' by swapping the rum for limeade and/or water. A thick, creamy, refreshing celebration of summer.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups frozen Blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons Agave Nectar
  • Juice from ½ Lime
  • 2 ½ ounces Light Rum
  • 2 ounces prepared Limeade, naturally sweetened
  • 2 ounces Water
  • 6 Mint leaves
  • ½ cup Crushed Ice

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Should a thinner consistency be desired, additional water and/or limeade may be added.
http://boulderlocavore.com/2014/06/blueberry-mint-daiquiris.html

Comments

  1. Heidi says

    The lids! Where can we get the lids?! They are darling, and the new Ball blue jars look great with the blueberries, too.

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