Frozen Blueberry Julep

I got this recipe in a copy of the I newspaper about a week ago when it was boiling hot, and wanted to make it as a Summer refresher, but then I got really busy… And now the weather’s cooled down again. Typical! They still taste really nice though, so I guess you could just enjoy it wrapped in two jumpers at the same time,

I have been enjoying the hot weather despite being a complete Winter baby (I think the only reason I went up North for university is because I hoped I would see snow) and frozen cocktails are perfect for Summer days where you feel like you’re melting constantly and have to apply suncream just to open a window, so I’m glad I made these as preparation for if it ever gets hot again!

Well, next time I blog I could well be in Paris or Amsterdam or somewhere else awesome on my travels, so it’s goodbye from Emily in England for a while, I’ll miss you x


Frozen Cocktails

Frozen Cocktails


125g of caster sugar

4 sprigs of mint

225g of blueberries

6 tablespoons of bourbon


  1. Place the sugar and mint in a saucepan with 250ml of water and slowly bring to the boil, allowing the sugar to dissolve.
  2. Let simmer gently for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and allow to infuse for 30 minutes.
  3. Place the blueberries and bourbon in a blender along with the syrup, mint sprigs included. Blitz until completely smooth.
  4. Pour into six ice-lolly moulds (I didn’t have any so I used 3 glasses with spoons stuck in them). Freeze until set, about four-six hours.

Makes 6 with the real recipe, 3 with tumblers instead of ice-lolly moulds.


8 thoughts on “Frozen Blueberry Julep

  1. You know in movies they always seems to be some image of southerners enjoying mint juleps on the veranda whilst rocking back and forth in rocking chairs. If I ever get to partake in that experience I would very much like to be enjoying a blueberry julep on a hot summer day as I swat away june bugs. :-)

  2. Sounds yummy, although I’d rather use a fruit liqueur or vodka.
    With your travels, have you finished school or just asking a break. Or do you move around a lot and its time for a change? Sounds fab either way. :-)

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