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Mulberry Mocktail May 22, 2011

Mulberry Mocktail

Jamie says:  I went mulberry and blueberry picking this weekend!  Eunshil, the past president of FDA and a fellow GDDA member, brought her home-grown and picked mulberries to a recent GDDA meeting.  Everyone raved over how good they were, and she invited us over to pick the fruit.  My friend Lorielle, aka my “twinnie,” also joined in on the festivities.

I learned blueberries grow on these wild bushes and mulberries grow on trees- not bushes; this new fact about mulberries growing on trees changed my life (I’m exaggerating of course, but that children’s song about going around a mulberry bush had me fooled).  Berry-picking was so relaxing and so much fun.  We talked and laughed and, by the end, had purple fingers (and shoes and legs and shirts) to prove of our adventure.

Mulberry Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • 5.3 oz container of Voskos Greek honey vanilla bean yogurt
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 20 mulberries
  • 1 Tbsp dark brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a small blender.  Blend well.  Serve in a cocktail glass.  Serves: 1.  Enjoy!

Mulberries taste like sweeter, less-seedy blackberries. The mulberries add a nice bold flavor and slight tartness to the mulberry mocktail.  The drink had just the right amount of sweetness.

  • Nutrition note:  The purple color of the mulberries comes from anthocyanins, a type of phytonutrient which has many health benefits including being anti-inflammatory.
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3 Responses to “Mulberry Mocktail”

  1. Eunshil Says:

    Gorgeous purple! Sounds yummy! Am glad you enjoyed your excursion. Am very impressed with all the other food phot displays….sounds like and looks like you are indeed a foodie! Thanks for introducing me to this site! say Hi to Lorielle!

  2. Susanne Wilder Says:

    Good stuff from an expat living in Perth and visiting in Bali and now coming up with a bunch of mocktails too for a mulberry farmer!

    • Eunshil mcKennes Says:

      Thank you for writing! Pretty cool that you like the cocktail of Jamie’s! This year we unfortunately loat most of the berries sue to early freeze. Hopefully we will have a bumper crop next year.
      Enjoy you m. Cocktail!


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