Blueberries soaked in sweet moscato wine create the perfect refreshing spring and summer drink. Add sprite and you’ve got a sparkling wine to die for!
With Meaghan getting ready to move to Michigan (YAY) I offered to share a very special blueberry recipe with you guys while she tries not to go crazy with the stress. Where I live in Michigan there are a LOT of blueberry farms. It’s big business around here, we have a great climate for growing all kinds of berries so during the summer I try and get out to the U-Pick farms and stock up.
Last year I might have gone a
lot little overboard with the blueberries. I picked 23+ pounds… What can I say, it was a gorgeous day, I had lots of podcasts in my queue and just got zoned out. But I didn’t mind, other than having to lug them to the car, it was totally worth it.
I made a lot of blueberry jam which was a huge hit this year for presents, pie filling, blueberry buckle, and had lots leftover to freeze. Blueberries freeze really nicely, all you have to do is wash them off, let them dry really well, and then spread out over a cookie sheet. Once they’re frozen solid I bagged them up and vacuum sealed them!
Because I’m a huge believer in buying local it’s great to have these berries vs going to the store and buying a pint from Mexico! Now whenever I have a yearning to bake with blueberries, make smoothies, or in this case make some delicious drunken blueberry recipes, all I have to do is pull them out of the freezer!
But today I wanted to share a fun and simple drink recipe that’s perfect for girls night, showers, or just because! It’s super flexible and delicious, plus blueberries are full of anti-oxidants so it’s totally healthy 😉 !! Depending on how much you’re making start by pulling out your frozen blueberries, you can also use fresh if you have them, and cover them in your favorite sweet wine. I happened to have moscato in the fridge and it paired very nicely.
I let it sit overnight so that the moscato really soaked into the blueberries and got a lot of flavor. It also pulled some really beautiful color out! When you’re ready to serve add the sprite and you can either serve it individually or in a pretty punch bowl. If you want to keep it chilled just throw some more frozen blueberries in with the glass/bowl.
You can make this as big as you want by keeping the proportions, I did it individually by pouring 2 ounces of wine into the glass and then adding 1 ounce of sprite. Just keep the 2/1 proportions and you can make as much as you want!
Hope you guys enjoy this drink as much as I did and thanks to Meaghan for letting me stop by and share it with you!
Nicole blogs over at Little Blog on the Homestead, sharing with readers her attempts to create a more self-sufficient and sustainable lifestyle. When she isn’t writing about homesteading, you’ll find posts on the zombie apocalypse (more commonly known as emergency preparedness), her homestead wedding, real food recipes, and every day life living on a suburban homestead. Follow along for yourself at www.littleblogonthehomestead.com
- Blueberries, frozen or fresh
- ½ cup Sprite
- 1 cup Moscato or similar sweet wine
- Soak the blueberries in the wine overnight.
- Strain the wine and add Sprite.
- Garnish with more soaked or frozen blueberries.