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Blueberry Mojitos

Well, it took it long enough, but summer finally got here. After a rainy spring and a cool June, August is finally starting to feel like the real deal.

The weather presents a unique challenge in the time of COVID. When it’s super rainy, it’s hard to get out. When it’s super hot, the things that used to be our respite–movie theatres, shopping malls–don’t feel safe. So cooling down can be a challenge.

Here in Vancouver, the outdoor pools have opened, with safety protocols, of course. You have to book your spot in advance, you have a specific time frame to visit the pool, and you’re only allowed to stay for 90 minutes. It’s a far cry from previous years where we’d basically go in the morning and stay all day. The few times we have been, however, have been really nice. Almost normal.

I’m drinking a lot of iced coffees and iced teas… and I’m grateful that my apartment always seems to have a breeze, so it’s fairly cool.

Blueberry Mojito

The mojito is the perfect summer drink for cooling yourself down. It has a combination of ingredients, but there’s always a base of lime and mint. You can make it with lots of different ingredients. I like a version done with cucumber, for even more cooling properties.

But when I recently came into a bounty of fresh, local blueberries, I knew I needed Blueberry Mojitos in my life.

What makes this one a bit more special is that it uses blueberries in two ways: first off, you muddle the fresh blueberries with the mint and lime, to infuse the flavour in that way. But after, you “float” (I use quotation marks there because the juice is actually heavy, and sinks to the bottom) blueberry juice into the finished mojito to create a really beautiful ombre effect.

All-in-all, it makes for a pretty sexy, summer-sipping, heat-beating patio drink.

Blueberry Mojitos


  • 1-1½ oz rum (white works best, colour-wise, but really any will do)
  • 6-8 fresh blueberries
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime, cut in quarters
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz blueberry juice (I used Bremners)
  • soda water
  • ice


  1. In your cocktail shaker, place the mint leaves, blueberries and limes. Muddle together. Add the simple syrup and give it another bash.
  2. Add the rum and a handful of ice, and shake well until the outside of the cocktail shaker is frosted.
  3. Place a few extra ice cubes in a pretty glass, and strain the mojito into it.
  4. Carefully, pouring down the inside of the glass over a spoon, pour the blueberry juice. Top with sparkling water, garnish with a sprig of mint and a wheel of lime and enjoy.

Kombucha Cocktails

Guys! We’re giving away 3 cases of Remedy Kombucha in your choice of flavour, read to the end to learn how you can enter! 

It’s officially summer!! Yassss!

I know summer is going to look different for all of us this year. I had a trip planned, it’s now clearly not happening. This is going to be the summer of backyards, both our own and our metaphorical one.

Kombucha Cocktails

I have a rooftop where it looks like I’ll be spending a lot of time this summer, and our vacations are going to look more like staycations; shorter trips, exploring within BC.

If you need some cocktail recipes to help you out with your summer backyarding, I got you.

Today I have two kombucha cocktails for you, using Remedy Kombucha, which I love because it’s kind of like a light, refreshing bubbly summer drink, but low sugar and the health benefits of kombucha. It comes in loads of flavours, as well, so it’s great for using as a finishing seltzer or bubbles when making cocktails.

If you aren’t so much into the booze, try this Kombucha Agua Fresca Mocktail.

One of the kombucha cocktails is from me, the other is from my galpal Ghazal Elhaei, who is one of the most creative humans I know. She’s an artist, a bartender, a rockstar, she makes stuff, she does a podcast… she makes me feel tired.

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WINNER: @steph.mcphail GIVEAWAY CLOSED✨ ⁣ ⁣ I’ve teamed up with @rebeccacoleman to giveaway three (3) cases of @remedydrinks kombucha to 2 lucky winners! We both came up with cocktail recipes using the kombucha. Swipe to see my creation: ⁣“For Your Love” (yes, that’s a Yardbirds ref.) ⁣ ⁣ 1oz @stgermaindrinks ⁣ 1oz @russianstandardcanada Gold ⁣ .5oz Agave⁣ ⁣ Shake all ingredients with ice, pour, top with Lime, Lemon and Mint Kombucha and lemon expression. ⁣ ⁣ TO ENTER CONTEST:👇🏻⁣ 1. Follow @rebeccacoleman & @ghazalelhaei⁣ 2. Like this post.⁣ 3. Tag a friend. ⁣ ⁣ For an additional entry, tag a friend on Rebecca’s post. ⁣ ⁣ That’s it! We’ll randomly draw 2 winners from mine & 2 winners from hers on July 1, and all 4 will get three cases each of the flavours of their choosing! Stay hydrated, friends!

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For Your Love

  • 1oz St Germain
  • 1oz Russian Standard Gold
  • .5oz Agave
  • Lime, Lemon Mint Remedy Kombucha

Shake with ice, pour, top with lime, lemon and mint kombucha and lemon expression.

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Contest Alert! 💫✨ @ghazalelhaei and I are both giving away three (3) cases of @remedydrinks kombucha to 2 lucky winners! We both came up with cocktail recipes using the kombucha. Mine is a Bourbon Berry Smash, and you can find the recipe on my blog (link in bio). Ghazal’s is called “For Your Love” (yes, that’s a Yardbirds ref) and you can find it by visiting her profile. TO ENTER CONTEST:👇🏻 1️⃣ Follow me & @ghazalelhaei 2️⃣ Tag a friend 3️⃣ For an additional entry, tag a friend on Ghazal’s post. That’s it! We’ll randomly draw 2 winners from mine & 2 winners from hers on July 1, and all 4 will get three cases each of the flavours of their choosing! Ta-da! #contest #contestalert #kombucha #remedykombucha #booch #cocktail #drink #cocktails #drinks #happyhour #bourbon #yvrfoodie #drinkstagram #tasty #drinksporn #onthetable #delicious #yvrfrinks #cooking #beautifulcuisines #foodblogger #neverstopexploring #foodie #thirsty #instadrink #igersvancouver #yummy

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Bourbon Berry Smash

  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 4-6 fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 3 mint leaves, 3 basil leaves or a combo of both
  • .5oz ginger simple syrup
  • juice of half a lemon
  • Ginger Remedy Kombucha

Place the blackberries, mint and basil leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add the lemon juice and the simple syrup. Add the bourbon, a handful of ice, and shake. Strain into a pretty glass. Top with the Ginger Kombucha and garnish with mint.

Now! We’re hosting a contest so you can earn your own kombucha!

Head to my Instagram and comment on this post. For an additional entry in the contest, comment on Ghazal’s post. We will randomly draw one lucky winner at random who will get three cases of their choice of flavour on July 1. Here are the flavours:

  • Ginger Berry
  • Ginger Lemon
  • Apple Crisp
  • Lemon Lime Mint
  • Cherry Plum
  • Peach (my personal fave)
  • Raspberry Lemonade

Good luck!!

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