Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Mocktail

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Jar of blueberry simple syrup and two glasses of our blueberry ginger mocktail recipe

Step aside, sparkling cider, there’s a new celebratory drink in town! This sparkling blueberry mocktail is a refreshing treat that’s perfect for everything from parties to poolsides.

Just 6 ingredients and 30 minutes required for this bubbly and beautiful drink, friends. Let’s celebrate!

A plate with frozen blueberries, fresh rosemary, fresh ginger, lemon, and maple syrup

What is a Mocktail?

The word mocktail = mock + cocktail! It’s a non-alcoholic alternative to a traditional cocktail that says bye-bye to the booze but keeps all the goodness of fruit, herbs, syrups, and other tasty cocktail ingredients. It’s a great way to enjoy a refreshing drink that’s still full of fun, just free of alcohol.

How to Make a Sparkling Blueberry Mocktail

This vibrant purple drink starts with an herby, fruity, naturally sweetened simple syrup made by simmering fresh or frozen blueberries with fresh ginger, rosemary, and water.

Water being poured into a saucepan with blueberries, fresh ginger, and fresh rosemary

Then we strain the mixture and add maple syrup and lemon juice for a sweet, bright, and balanced result.

Maple syrup being added to a measuring cup of blueberry ginger syrup

And then it’s mock o’clock! Once the syrup is done, simply combine it with ice cubes and a generous splash of sparkling water. Ya, she’s gorgeous!

Sparkling water being poured into a glass with ice cubes and naturally sweetened blueberry simple syrup

We hope you LOVE this blueberry mocktail! It’s:

Herby
Sweet
Tart
Bubbly
Refreshing
SO pretty
& Perfect for parties!

This mocktail is a refreshing drink any time of year! Make it a party by serving with appetizers like charcuterie boards, spinach and artichoke dip, bruschetta, garlic & herb vegan cheese, or charred serrano white bean dip!

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Blueberry simple syrup next to a sparkling non-alcoholic blueberry drink

Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Mocktail

Vibrant, bubbly blueberry mocktail with ginger, lemon, and rosemary. A celebratory, sparkling, non-alcoholic drink for everything from parties to poolsides. Naturally sweetened and just 6 ingredients required!
Author Minimalist Baker
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Lemon slice and fresh rosemary in glasses of blueberry ginger mocktails
4.84 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 (Servings)
Course Beverage
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 Month (syrup only)
Does it keep? 1 Week (syrup only)

Ingredients

BLUEBERRY SYRUP

  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 Tbsp roughly chopped fresh rosemary, woody stems removed
  • 3 Tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

SPARKLING MOCKTAIL

  • Ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup blueberry syrup (plus more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water*
  • Few dashes of orange bitters (optional // elevates and rounds the flavors!)

Instructions

  • BLUEBERRY SYRUP: In a small saucepan, combine the water, blueberries, rosemary, and ginger. Bring to boil, then cover and simmer for 20 minutes, until the blueberries have lost most of their color and the mixture is dark and fragrant.
  • Strain the blueberry mixture into a measuring cup or jar and add the maple syrup and lemon juice. Stir to combine and set aside to cool slightly.
  • SPARKLING MOCKTAIL: When you’re ready to serve, add ice to your drinking glasses and top with 1/4 cup blueberry syrup. Top each with ~1/2 cup sparkling water, plus more blueberry syrup for sweetness or sparkling water to taste. A few optional dashes of orange bitters really elevate and round out the flavors. Stir to combine, and enjoy!
  • Any leftover syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or frozen in an ice cube tray then transferred to a sealed container for up to 1 month.

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Notes

*For a boozy twist, you could sub champagne in place of sparkling water.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 8 servings)

Serving: 1 serving Calories: 42 Carbohydrates: 10.6 g Protein: 0 g Fat: 0.2 g Saturated Fat: 0 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 2 mg Potassium: 74 mg Fiber: 0.5 g Sugar: 7.7 g Vitamin A: 3.5 IU Vitamin C: 4.8 mg Calcium: 14 mg Iron: 0.1 mg

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  1. das says

    This is an easy and delicious mocktail. I want to thank you for this recipe because I committed to a dry January this year, and I made it! This mocktail hit the spot and was the perfect happy hour treat as I prepared dinner during this month (mostly MB recipes as well!). I kept the syrup stocked in my fridge all month long! I made the recipe as is except I substituted one tsp coconut sugar for the maple syrup. (I was also looking to reduce sugar this month, and I think it still tastes great with little sweetness). Thanks again! I’ll be drinking this the rest of the year too.

  2. Ann F says

    Delicious. Nice balance of ginger and rosemary. Easy to make. Definitely will double the recipe next time. Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Ann. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a star rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  3. Katrina says

    Wouldn’t a syrup be at least a bit concentrated? When the mixture finished simmering it was still the same thickness as when it started and honestly I didn’t find it very flavorful. I used organic blueberries I had picked myself last summer which were delicious berries. I ended up adding more berries and cooking it longer to thicken /concentrate it a bit. Tasty, but next time I’ll Katrina t with double (at least) the ingredients. I look forward to experimenting with using it and some non-alcoholic spirits I have to make some fancy non-alcoholic drinks

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Katrina, thanks for the feedback! The mixture doesn’t thicken like a syrup, but we can see how that might be confusing. Cooking longer and adding more berries would be delicious!

  4. Cam says

    This drink is amazing. First mocktail I’ve ever made. Well unless you count mixing limeade and seltzer water with a lime garnish. I’m doing dry January and February and to keep things fresh and interesting, I’m doing mocktails. This is a winner. Let’s see what else you got!!

  5. Yvonne says

    Yummy!!! This is so tasty!! Thank you 😊
    I am on the thought wave of thinking of recipes more of guidelines kind of “cook” and not that I measured the ingredients in your recipe I did follow along. Then mixed it with an Italian mandarin orange sparkling water. ..since I didn’t have orange bitters.. –do you have a recipe for orange bitters?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it Yvonne! We don’t have a recipe for orange bitters, but we will add it to our ideas list!

  6. Nicole says

    Loved this! I toted a jar around to a few NYE get togethers to share, and it was a hit with both sparkling water and sparkling wine. I found the ginger overpowered the blueberry a bit but it was still lovely and a beautiful color.

  7. Hilary says

    Mmm, great blend of ingreds! I really enjoyed this drink upon celebrating New Year’s, thank you! I used around double the syrup with about half the ratio of sparkling water in my drink to make it the balance of sweet and tart that I wanted. I also found that a splash of alcohol-free gin along with the syrup and a little of the sparkling water worked nicely as well 😍

  8. Shreya says

    Loved it! A very good drink for the whole family to serve on special occasions. Garnished it with some fresh blueberries🍸

  9. Amanda says

    Yummmm!!! Perfectly delicious served over ice and also when syrup is shaken with ice and topped with seltzer in a coupe glass for a very cute mocktail.

  10. Miranda says

    Do you have other ideas or suggestions for using this as a mixer? (Other than bubbly) I was wondering if whiskey would taste good with it like a blackberry bramble almost🤔

    The syrup was really tasty on its own!

  11. Elizabeth Hetrick says

    The simple syrup is delish. I made a double batch & froze in oversized-1/4 cup-to easily enjoy of an evening or when entertaining.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Elizabeth. We are so glad you enjoyed [it! Next time, would you mind leaving a star rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you and your guests enjoyed it, Laurie. Thanks so much for the lovely review! xo