Something about the combination of fresh squeezed lime juice and summer berries gets me every time, and this wild blueberry soda is no exception.
Really, I think it is quite tasty with just the berries, juices, soda, and a touch of sweetener, but the Wild Blueberry Association takes it a step further with fresh mint leaves and elderflower syrup for a fragrant touch.
If you don’t have any elderflower syrup on hand or can’t find it locally, go ahead and substitute simple syrup or agave nectar – both dissolve well for making a quick blueberry soda. Fresh mint leaves are easy to find in stores during the summer, and can even be grown with ease in your window sill!
Special Diet Notes: Wild Blueberry Soda
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.
- 1 cup frozen wild blueberries (I buy them at Trader Joe's), divided
- Juice of 2 limes
- 4 ounces blueberry juice
- 2 ounces elderflower syrup (can substitute simple syrup or agave nectar in a pinch)
- 2-1/2 cups club soda or soda water
- Fresh mint leaves
- Make a tray of blueberry ice cubes by placing about 1 to 2 teaspoons of berries per cube in an ice cube tray. Reserve ¼ cup of the berries for the drink.
- Carefully mix the lime juice with the remaining blueberries, blueberry juice and syrup or agave.
- Pour the juice mixture evenly among four glasses, top each with the soda, stir and add washed mint leaves and the blueberry ice cubes.