This Blueberry PeachSpritzer is a simple way to wow your guests with a handmade drink. A basic blueberry syrup is blended with concentrated peach juice and mixed with Prosecco or seltzer. It may be topped with more blueberries or rosemary. Naturipe Farms generously sponsored this article.
It’s hard to think it’s already the middle of August. Some of you are returning your children to school, while others are planning your autumn dinners and indulging in all the apple and pumpkin delicacies. Summer is officially still going on, in my opinion. It’s still quite hot in Southern California, and the sun sets late into the nights. I’m trying to savor every moment of it.
Berries are one of my favorite meals to eat in the summer! I enjoy coming into the shop and seeing blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries for $.99! I usually buy a couple containers and keep the rest in the freezer for smoothies. Naturipe just encouraged me to take part in the #EatTheRainbow challenge. I was requested to come up with a drink recipe that used blueberries. You don’t need to ask me twice! I’ve been dying to share this drink with you since it’s my first cocktail recipe! Plus, you already know I put this recipe through rigorous testing, wink wink.
Let me tell you about my Blueberry Peach Spritzer in greater detail. I started with a basic and fresh blueberry syrup, then added peach juice concentrate and finished with Prosecco. If you’re searching for a virgin cocktail, this also works nicely with a splash of seltzer. This cocktail was topped with a blueberry stirrer and a pinch of fresh rosemary. You’ll be amazed at how much of a difference rosemary makes!
Blueberries, sugar, and water are heated together to make blueberry syrup. Give the fluids a vigorous smack once they start bubbling. I used an immersion blender to smooth up the syrup for this stage, but a food processor would also work nicely. To get the most out of the berries, mix everything together. Finally, I strained it through a tiny sieve to remove any bigger fragments that remained. If the syrup gets too thick to pour, just add a teaspoon of water at a time and stir it into the syrup.
The beautiful thing about this blueberry syrup is that it produces enough for a few drinks and can be stored in the refrigerator to be enjoyed a day or two later!
I got the peach juice concentrate at Trader Joe’s in my town, but if you don’t have one, you may search the internet for peach juice. You will see that there are several brands that provide it. The nicest thing about this drink is that it can be completely customized! It would be fantastic with orange juice, pineapple juice, or even a combination of juices!
As I indicated in earlier postings, I found Prosecco this year and I can’t get enough of it! Because a complete bottle of champagne is often too much, I purchase tiny 4-pack bottles of champagne (I favor Korbel) and use them for my drinks instead. They’re useful to have on hand. As previously noted, this may also be served as a virgin mocktail using seltzer water. I tested it with basic seltzer, but you could also try it with flavored seltzer!
To make the basic garnish, take a long toothpick, place some berries on it, and then insert a little stem of fresh rosemary.Your inventive drinks will wow your guests, and they’ll be even more amazed that you created your own fresh blueberry syrup!
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This Blueberry Peach Spritzer is a simple way to wow your guests with a handmade beverage. A basic blueberry syrup is blended with peach juice concentrate and Prosecco or seltzer. It may be topped with more blueberries or rosemary.
- For the syrup
- 6oz Blueberries
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- C Water
- For the drink
- 2 tbsp Blueberry syrup
- C Peach juice concentrate
- C Prosecco or seltzer
- Rosemary for garnish
- Over medium heat, mix blueberries, sugar, and water in a small saucepan. When the mixture begins to warm, crush the blueberries with a spatula. Cook until the mixture begins to boil over medium heat. Remove from the fire and let aside for at least 15 minutes to cool. Use an immersion blender or transfer the mixture to a food processor. Blend the ingredients until it is smooth. Remove any extra pulp by straining through a fine strainer. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- Fill your glass halfway with ice to create a drink. Pour 2 tablespoons blueberry syrup over ice. Pour in a cup of peach juice, then a cup of Prosecco or seltzer water. Garnish with more blueberries and a rosemary stick.
If the syrup becomes too thick, just add 1 teaspoon of water at a time to thin it down. This recipe yields 4-6 drinks. This recipe calls for C of blueberry syrup.