Summer Berry Smash Açaí Mocktail
I know I’m not the only one who loves having some sort of fancy drink to sip on while I tackle work in the afternoon. And this summer berry smash mocktail recipe is one of my new favorite drinks.
It’s a non-alcoholic version of the classic berry smash cocktail, but without alcohol obviously. Plus, there's a boost of antioxidants between the fresh berries, lime and the star ingredient, SAMBAZON Açaí Juice.
This easy summer berry smash mocktail is a perfect balance of sweet and sour, combining juicy summer berries and honey, with sour lime juice and zest.
Plus, it takes just under 10 minutes to make!
Ok, enough said, let’s get into what you’ll need to make this açaí mocktail, along with some tips and tricks.
Summer Berry Smash Mocktail Ingredients
Here’s everything you’ll need to make this berry smash mocktail. As always, the full recipe with detailed instructions is in the recipe card below.
SAMBAZON Açaí Juice: Love this juice from SAMBAZON as it’s easy to add to lemonade or mocktails for added flavor. Plus, it’s organic and non-GMO. Expanding more on açaí and its associated health benefits below.
Blueberries: Both fresh and frozen blueberries work, but fresh blueberries will be easier to work with.
Honey: Anytime I’m using honey I try to opt for honey from a local farm to ensure it's sustainably harvested.
Kosher salt: A pinch of salt really helps enhance the natural flavors of the blueberries.
Sparkling water or club soda
Tips and Tricks for This Summer Berry Mocktail
Swap out the blueberries for blackberries. This mixed berry mocktail tastes equally amazing with either blueberries or blackberries.
Let the blueberries sit in the lemon and salt mixture for 5 minutes to deepen the flavor. The salt will naturally draw out the excess water from the blueberries (this process is called osmosis), adding even more flavor to the mocktail.
Add more açaí juice if you want a deeper flavor. I opted to use ¼ cup of SAMBAZON Açaí Juice, but feel free to use an extra 2-3 tbsp of juice if you want a deeper berry flavor.
Rim the glass with sugar (I opted for coconut sugar) and lime zest. Simply sprinkle some sugar down on a plate and zest a lime over top. Rub a lime wedge over the edge and side of your glass and roll in the plate of sugar. And voila, you have a super fancy mocktail!
Add some lime wedges, blueberries, and finely minced mint to the finished mocktail. Not only does it look good, but it also adds extra flavor to this blueberry açaí mocktail.
What is Acai + Health Benefits
Açaí is a small purple berry that is native to the Amazon region. It offers antioxidants and healthy omegas, so it's commonly referred to as a superfruit.
And if you’re thinking açaí is a sweet sugary fruit, think again. Because this fruit is mainly fat and loaded with healthy omega-rich fats and fiber.
Linking a wonderful resource here if you want to learn more about açaí.
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- 1 medium Lime + zest
- 3 tbsp fresh Blueberries
- ⅛ tsp Kosher salt
- 1 tbsp Honey (sub with maple syrup if vegan)
- ¼ cup SAMBAZON Açaí Juice
- Sparkling water or club soda
- Lime slices, blueberries and finely chopped mint for serving
- Start by zesting the lime into a large wide-mouth cup or beaker. Next, pour in the lime juice, followed by the blueberries and kosher salt. Mash the blueberries well until you have a purple pulp.
- Pour in the honey and whisk to emulsify into the lemon-blueberry mixture. Next, pour in the SAMBAZON Açaí Juice and stir to combine. Strain the mixture into a beaker or wide-mouth cup using a fine mesh sieve.
- To serve, fill a glass cup with ice, and top with lime slices, blueberries and finely chopped mint. Pour the berry mixture over the ice, then top off the remaining glass with sparkling water or club soda. Mix to combine and enjoy!
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