Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Fizz (Mocktail)
After a holiday season filled with parties and celebrations, many look for ways to incorporate healthier habits during January, including limiting alcohol. In fact, around 35% of adults over the age of twenty-one chose to participate in Dry January in 2022.1 Whether you are rethinking your relationship with alcohol or choosing to cut back for other reasons, replacing alcoholic beverages with other fun libations may positively impact sleep, blood sugar, blood pressure, and digestive health.2
This Blueberry Lemon Fizz is packed with flavor and even some antioxidants thanks to the rich blue color of the blueberries. Additionally, unlike alcoholic beverages that can quickly lead to dehydration, this easy mocktail can quench thirst and promote adequate hydration status due to the base liquid – sparkling water! Many mocktails call for simple syrup made on the stovetop. Instead, this recipe uses warm lemon juice, a sugar source, and blueberries to skip this step – saving time and dishes!
Blueberry Lemon Fizz (Mocktail)
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1/3 C blueberries
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 12 oz can lemon-flavored sparkling water
- 1 C ice
- Warm lemon juice in microwave 30-45 seconds. Wash blueberries.
- Add blueberries, warm lemon juice, and brown sugar to glass. Muddle until blueberries macerated and brown sugar completely dissolved.
- Divide ice into two glasses. Strain blueberry mixture evenly between glasses.
- Slowly pour sparkling water evenly into glasses.
- Garnish with additional blueberries, lemon wedge, or sprig of mint to serve.
TIP: Frozen blueberries are more cost-effective and may provide a more intense berry flavor. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and include any residual juices for a richer color and flavor profile!
- For the blueberries: blackberries, strawberries, or raspberries
- For the lemon sparkling water: lemon kombucha or lime sparkling water
- For the brown sugar: honey