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Gin and Tonic Muddled with Blueberry, Lime and Mint

Slight sweet blueberries with tart lime and the zing of mint. This Blueberry, Lime and Mint muddled gin and tonic is the perfect balance of flavours. From Sprinkles and Sprouts
Slight sweet blueberries with tart lime and the zing of mint. This Blueberry, Lime and Mint muddled gin and tonic is the perfect balance of flavours.

Slight sweet blueberries with tart lime and the zing of mint. This Blueberry, Lime and Mint muddled gin and tonic is the perfect balance of flavours. From Sprinkles and Sprouts

There are many things that make life feel satisfying and complete. But top of my list are:

  • Hugs from my children
  • Clean bedding
  • a bowl of pasta
  • and relaxing with Stew and a drink at the end of the week.

On a Friday night, sat on the veranda watching the sunset, gin and tonic in hand and everyone relaxed and happy. That is pretty much the best Friday I can think of! (Well save for a fancy dinner with George! But sadly Mr Clooney has still not come knocking!!!)

Slight sweet blueberries with tart lime and the zing of mint. This Blueberry, Lime and Mint muddled gin and tonic is the perfect balance of flavours. From Sprinkles and Sprouts

BUT! I am a food blogger and sat on the veranda as the sun sets is not the best way to get a photo of my gin and tonic. So because I am so dedicated to Sprinkles and Sprouts and I want to share the gin and tonic love with you guys, I bumped my Friday G&T to Thursday!!!! I know, what can I say, I am just all about the sacrifice 😉

And because recipe development is one of my favourite things, I tried two different alterations to the classic gin and tonic. I couldn’t decide so I left it up to my Facebook page. And this Gin & Tonic Muddled with Blueberry, Lime and Mint won out. For all of those who wanted to see the coriander based G&T. That will be here next week.

Slight sweet blueberries with tart lime and the zing of mint. This Blueberry, Lime and Mint muddled gin and tonic is the perfect balance of flavours. From Sprinkles and Sprouts

Frozen blueberries are best for this – they have a much nicer colour when muddled and also they help to chill your gin down.

The gin/tonic ratios below are based on my personal preference, but add more or less tonic as you like. It is after all your Friday night and your time to relax.

Enjoy x


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Slight sweet blueberries with tart lime and the zing of mint. This Blueberry, Lime and Mint muddled gin and tonic is the perfect balance of flavours. From Sprinkles and Sprouts
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Blueberry, Lime and Mint Muddled Gin and Tonic

Slight sweet blueberries with tart lime and the zing of mint. This Blueberry, Lime and Mint muddled gin and tonic is the perfect balance of flavours. From Sprinkles and Sprouts
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Modern Australian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 161 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp frozen blueberries
  • 2 mint leaves plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 cup gin
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 lime
  • 1 1/3 cups tonic water

Instructions

  1. Place the blueberries and mint into the bottom of a cocktail shaker or large glass.
  2. Use a muddler (or the end of a rolling pin) to give the blueberries a good bash.
  3. Pour over the gin and give it a last muddle.
  4. Add the ice to your glasses, then double strain the blueberry gin mixture to remove any hard blueberry bits.
  5. Top with the tonic and a squeeze of lime.
  6. Garnish with some extra frozen blueberries and a sprig of mint.
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry, Lime and Mint Muddled Gin and Tonic
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 14.4%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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  1. Reply

    Blueberries and lime are perfect combo. This cocktail not only is pretty but a nice option when entertaining at home. Can’t wait for those grilling parties.

    1. Reply

      YES!!! It is just perfect for spring and summer! Friends over, a G&T in hand, best evenings ever 😀

    • Teri
    • March 6, 2018
    Reply

    Oh, I’m looking forward to the coriander version. Gorgeous shots!

    1. Reply

      The coriander one was my favourite too 😀

      If you want the recipe

      I have a fresh coriander (cilantro) one here: Charred Lime Gin & Tonic with Fresh Coriander

      Or one that uses coriander seeds: Charred Lemon, Rosemary and Coriander Gin & Tonic

  2. Reply

    I love this nicely flavored drink. The lime seems like perfect addition. Bookmarking!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Ginny.
      It is just perfect for Spring and Summer evenings 😀

    • Jennifer Banz
    • March 5, 2018
    Reply

    This sounds so good and a good excuse to use my muddler!

    1. Reply

      It is!!! I got a new muddler for Christmas and I love being able to use it 😀

  3. This sounds so refreshing! I will never say no to a g&t!

    1. Reply

      Hehe, you sound like a girl after my own heart Carrie.
      A G&T is never a bad idea 😀

    • Sharon
    • March 5, 2018
    Reply

    What a beautiful cocktail full of fruit and Gin (one of my favorites). Smashing the blueberries I bet gives this so much flavor. Delicious!

    1. Reply

      It really does have tons of fresh fruity flavor, especially if you use frozen blueberries as they chill the drink and give it a wonderful color.

  4. Oooo these are gorgeous spring flavors!!! i’ve been trying to use up my frozen berries that I hid away for the winter, coz hello fresh berries coming our way!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Tina, frozen berries are so good here as they muddle far more easily and they chill the drink. Plus they have such a vibrant colour.
      Hope your stash of frozen berries goes down quickly 😉

    • Kristen
    • March 5, 2018
    Reply

    My favorite drink is a blueberry mojito and my husband’s is gin and tonic–you just morphed them together for us and we LOVE it!

    1. Reply

      PERFECT 😀
      I hope you both enjoy it 😀

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