It’s vacation time for me and my family, and this year vacation means that we’re headed to my hometown in Manitoba for some hot weather, relaxation, Gramma/Grampa time, fishing, swimming…and my little sister’s wedding.
You’ve seen the cake. Now it’s time to share with you the delightful little treats that I created to make the surprise bachelorette I planned extra-special. (especially because said surprise bachelorette happened yesterday and is no longer a surprise).
I wanted to bring along a few snacks and a fun signature drink for the afternoon of golf I had planned for my sis and a bunch of her girlfriends. Golf, you say? I told you my sister was special…
Stay tuned for posts about some of the other things I made (which, by the way, I concocted in my Halifax kitchen and brought with me on the plane all the way to Manitoba…because that’s just the kind of crazy foodie I am), but for now, here’s a recipe for the blueberry mint simple syrup I used to make blueberry mojitos.
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 large handful mint, torn
- Throw all the ingredients together in a saucepan and place over medium heat just until the mixture boils. Remove from the heat and cool.
- Strain the mixture (a colander lined with cheesecloth would work well here) into mason jars and store in the fridge until ready for use.
- To make the blueberry mojito, add about two fingers of simple syrup to a small tumbler, a splash of white rum if you wish, a slice of lime, and a few mint leaves. Muddle, and then top up with sparkling water.