Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade

How did I come up with this cocktail idea? I was trying to use what I had in my fridge to come up with a cocktail for me and BJ. I had sparkling wine/champagne (duh), lemons from a dish I made earlier in the week, and blueberries. Remember, I’m going away this weekend and I’m trying to knock out my ‘travel home prep’ to-dos (here) and get rid of perishables.
I did some Pinterest searching and came across a few of these recipes – some with mint, some without; some with champagne, some without (you know which one appealed to me); one recommended adding St. Germain – yes please!
I didn’t have all of the ingredients that some of the recipes called for, but I made it work and took the recipes I found to make a Champagne Darling remix. Again, use what you have!
Here’s my version of a Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade. It is so refreshing and perfect for this Labor Day weekend!

What You Need: (serves 4)
1/2 cup of lemon juice, it took 4 lemons for me (I’m not a fan of super tart lemonade so I went with less lemon juice, you could always double up if you prefer – do what you feel darling!)
(2) 6oz containers of blueberries
2 cups of sparkling wine – I had Segura Viudas in our wine fridge (which you know is my go-to for champagne cocktails, here)
1/4 cup of St. Germain  (an elderflower liqueur and is one of my favs in a champagne cocktail, here)
1/4 cup of sugar (I had Domino superfine in my pantry)
*Note: superfine sugar will dissolve quicker

[Champagne Darling Inspiration]
If you’re looking for a ‘mock’-tail instead, substitute sparkling water/club soda instead for some fizz! You could also use simple syrup instead of the St. Germain liqueur. Don’t want to use blueberries, try raspberries!

1. Purée blueberries in food processor – mine was being testy so I put in a bowl and used a masher, then poured through a strainer
2. Pour 3 cups of water, sugar and lemon juice in a pitcher; Stir – let sugar dissolve.
3. Pour puréed blueberries and St. Germain into the pitcher as well; Stir and refrigerate for about an hour.
4. Remove from fridge, add ice, and sparkling wine. Stir and garnish with fresh blueberries.

[Champagne Darling Inspiration]
Why not switch it up and pour into a martini glass?! It dresses it up a little bit. You could also dress it down with a mason jar! 

Cheers, Darlings!

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