Summertime Blues

August 1, 2013

There is nothing  like local Michigan blueberries…in abundance. A simplequietmodern spin on this superfruit is to take some of the surplus and whip up a simple blueberry syrup and stir yourself up a Blueberry Mojito. Nothing wrong with a summer cocktail that is also antioxidant and phytonutrient rich is there?

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Blueberry Simple Syrup

1 cup fresh blueberries , 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar

Combine all 3 ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain the solids from the syrup through a fine mesh sieve and reserve…you can add them to Greek yoghurt or top some ice cream. Yields 2 cups  Transfer syrup to a covered jar and refrigerate.

Done. How simple was that?  Replace the simple syrup in your favorite Mojito recipe with this and garnish with a few fresh blueberries.