Fuck Coffee. Start your wedding morning off right with big ole cup of blueberry juice.
What do do if you can't stomach caffeine, but want to drink something yummy before you walk down the aisle that packs a bold punch? Enter Andrea Bemis — founder of Dishing Up The Dirt — whose antioxidant rich blueberry mocktail is perfect for Stone Fox Brides in need a refreshing pick-me-up during pre-wedding primping.
BLUEBERRY HONEY & THYME MOCKTAILS
Blueberry Honey Thyme Simple Syrup
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup honey
1 cup water
4 fresh thyme sprigs
3/4 cup blueberry simple syrup (recipe above)
3 1/2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 cups soda water
Frozen blueberries (they'll act like ice cubes!)
Fresh thyme sprigs
1. Combine the blueberries, honey and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir a few times to dissolve the honey. Reduce heat to a low simmer and add the 4 thyme sprigs. Keep on low heat for about 12 minutes. Strain into a jar, pressing the blueberries with the back of a wooden spoon to get all the juice out.
2. In a large pitcher combine roughly 3/4 cup simple syrup (more or less depending on sweet preference), lemon juice and soda water. Serve over ice.
Pic by Andrea Bemis