Blueberries evoke some of my earliest memories of traipsing through the Canadian bush with my cousins and grandfather. Though we are far from the woods I once roamed, I still want to share the delights of blueberries with my own children. I have found success whether serving them plain and simple, like the wild berries I picked in my youth, or blended with other flavors, like pineapple or chocolate. This first blueberry recipe is a recent creation that is elegant, easy, and refreshing.
Sparkling Blueberry Pineapple Punch Recipe
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
2/3 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1/3 cup pineapple juice, blueberry-pomegranate juice or blueberry nectar
2 cups ginger ale, chilled
extra blueberries and pineapple wedges, optional (for garnish)
- Place blueberries, pineapple chunks, and juice or nectar into blender and pulse until blended.
- Pour ginger ale into four cups and then add blended blueberry mixture.
- If desired, top with additional blueberries and add a pineapple wedge on the rim for garnish. Recipe may also be doubled or tripled and served from a punch bowl.