Blueberry And Mint Spritzer
Blueberry And Mint Spritzer

Blueberry And Mint Spritzer

Recipe by Chef Scott Samuel, Chef-Instructor Culinary Institute of America-Greystone



  • 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 cup mint leaves, torn
  • 4 cups club soda
  • 8 fl. oz vodka (optional)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries



  1. Make the blueberry base: Combine the first four ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil
  2. Remove from the heat and add the mint leaves
  3. Stir with wooden spoon to release the mint aromas
  4. Chill completely and strain out solids into a container by pushing on the blueberries to extract as much juice as possible
  5. For each drink: Combine 3 oz of the chilled blueberry base in a shaker with ½ cup ice cubes, 1 fl. oz vodka if using, and shake to muddle and strain into a chilled glass
  6. Add 4 fl. oz club soda
  7. Garnish with a few blueberries and a mint leaf


Nutritional analysis completed without vodka included