This Blueberry Mocktail comes together in less than 5 minutes and only 4 ingredients needed. The smashed blueberries paired with the fresh mint, lemon juice and Sprite (7 Up or Ginger Ale) make a perfect non-alcoholic beverage adults and kids will all love!
Non-alcoholic beverages are kinda my jam! I love being able to share them with my kids and they get so excited about the “fancy drink!” Be sure to try my Blue Lagoon Mocktail, Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri, and Non Alcoholic Sangria to add some delicious Mocktail Recipes with Sprite to your menus!
Why This Recipe Works
- Non-alcoholic. This recipe is perfect for family gatherings or parties because there is no alcohol! This is perfectly kid-friendly and loved by kids and adults alike!
- No need to make a simple syrup. There are some cocktail and mocktail recipes that require you to make a simple syrup. This recipe doesn’t! It makes it much easier and quicker to make.
- Fresh or frozen blueberries. This blueberry mocktail only requires 4 ingredients to make! And you can use fresh or frozen blueberries to make things easier! Either way it turns out perfectly.
- Not overly sweet. This blueberry mojito mocktail recipe doesn’t have additional sugar since we don’t have to make a blueberry syrup. I don’t mean there isn’t any sugar in this recipe! There definitely is, but it is found in the soda.
- Blueberries: You can use fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries for this blueberry mocktail! I do a heaping 1/2 cup of the berries.
- Fresh Mint Leaves: You definitely need the fresh mint leaves. When you muddle the mint and the berries, it extracts the juices and flavors of the berries and the mint. The fresh mint leaves then permeate the blueberry mint mocktail to bring out that delicious minty flavor. If the leaves are on the small size, add a couple more.
- Lemon: You can use a fresh lemon juice or store-bought lemon juice (or lime juice). It just provides a bit of acidity and pairs really well with the blueberry mojito mocktail flavors. Fresh lime juice also works.
- Sprite: Feel free to use 7 UP or Ginger Ale instead. You just want a fizzy drink that will pair well with the mint and blueberry.
- Muddle the berries and mint. Add the blueberries and mint leaves to a tall cup. Muddle until the berries have burst and their juices expel.
- Add the remaining ingredients. Add the lemon juice, sprite, and crushed ice cubes. Stir to combine. Serve!
This recipe only makes 1-2 servings (depending on your desired serving size). If you are wanting to make this recipe for a party or gathering, you’ll need to scale up the recipe. As a tip, to make this recipe using a 2 liter of pop, you’ll need to 6x this blueberry mocktail recipe.
You can use store bought lemon juice or fresh lemons. I always opt for fresh lemons because I feel like the flavor is more prominent.
I would keep to using Sprite, Ginger Ale, 7 Up or Fresco. You want a subtle-flavored soda. Anything like Mountain Dew will affect the overall flavor of the blueberry mint mocktail. If you use fizzy water or club soda, note that the sugar content is drastically different from soda, so you may want to add sugar.
You can use a special muddler to mash the berries or you can use a wooden spoon.
Make Ahead, Storing, and Freezing
I wouldn’t make this blueberry mocktail recipe too much ahead of time if you are adding the soda or else the soda may lose its fizz and fall flat. However, you can definitely muddle the berries and the mint together hours in advance or even a day or 2 in advance and store that mixture in an airtight container in the fridge. Then, on the day of, add the lemon, sprite and ice just before serving.
You most likely won’t have leftovers unless you are multiplying this recipe to make for a party or large gathering. If that’s the case, store any leftovers in the fridge for 1-2 days, noting that the blueberry mint mocktail may lose its fizz.
If freezing, freeze only the mashed blueberries and fresh mint mixture. Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag in the freezer for up to 5 months. Remove and let thaw (or you can leave it slightly frozen for a slushy texture) and add the soda and lemon juice.
Yep! The non-alcoholic drink version of cocktails have been dubbed mocktails!
Yes you can! This is great way to use frozen blueberries.
Yes you can. I would muddle the berries and mint leaves and freeze that mixture. Then remove it from the freezer and let thaw enough to break apart. Then add the soda and lemon juice and serve immediately.
More Drink Recipes
- 1/2 cup blueberries - fresh or frozen (I do a heaping 1/2 cup)
- 6 mint leaves - if the leaves are on the small size, add a couple more (you'll have to gauge this)
- 1/2 lemon - juiced
- 1 1/2 cups Sprite - or 7 UP or Ginger Ale
- crushed ice
- Add blueberries and mint leaves to a cup. Muddle until the berries have burst and their juices have been expelled.
- Add the lemon juice, sprite, and ice. Stir to combine.