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Blueberry Lavender Fizz

Blueberry Lavender Fizz {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree #vegan

After almost 2 weeks of traveling by myself with 2 kids I am finally back home and ready for a cocktail! Seriously, 10 days with a 12 year old and a 3 year old is a long time. I am pretty sure by day 4 they had both caught on to the fact that I was in over my head and took full advantage of the situation. Couple this with the sweltering heat and humidity of the South and you’ll start to understand why I was craving ice cold, fizzy, drinks.

Blueberry Lavender Fizz {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree #vegan

I have been obsessed this summer with making homemade sodas for myself and the kids, so the fact that I turned one of those sodas into a cocktail shouldn’t surprise anyone. The blueberry lavender syrup for this drink is SO easy to make and can be used for topping ice cream and pancakes too. It’s a multi-tasking syrup, you gotta love that! 

Blueberry Lavender Fizz {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree #vegan

 

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Blueberry Lavender Syrup
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 4-6 1-2 inch sprigs of lavender
Instructions
  1. Combine the blueberries, water, and sugar in a heavy bottomed sauce pan. Crush the berries with a potato masher then add the lemon juice and lavender to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the liquid has reduced and the mixture has thickened.
  2. Place a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl and pour the blueberry mixture into the strainer. Gently press on the solids with a spatula to extract all of the syrup then discard the solids. Allow the syrup to cool then store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Blueberry Lavender Fizz {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree #vegan

Now let’s make a drink!! The recipe below will make one blueberry lavender fizz cocktail, but if homemade soda’s (AKA: mocktails) are more your thing than simply omit the rum. 

Blueberry Lavender Fizz {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree #vegan

5.0 from 1 reviews
Blueberry Lavender Fizz
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Serves: 1 drink
 
Ingredients
  • 2-4 ounces of blueberry lavender syrup
  • 1 ounce coconut rum, optional
  • club soda
  • lime wedge
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large glass with ice and sir to combine.
 

Comments

    • Meg

      Me too Angela!!! I love that I can make them without having to use one of those soda stream machines too. Just a little syrup, some club soda,and ice. It doesn’t get much better than that!

    • Meg

      Oh my goodness Diana, thanks so much for pointing that out. I have no idea what happened there! I have added the instructions back into the recipe.

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Meg van der Kruik is the writer, mother, photographer, designer, cook and creative spirit behind This Mess is Ours. After her infant son was diagnosed with a gluten allergy, she dedicated herself to learning to make meals the whole family would love. It’s a bit of a mess – cooking for a vegetarian and three meat-eaters with a range of gluten + dairy sensitivities, but she manages to bring them together every night around their little family table.