Blueberry Mint Tea PLUS Professional Cocktail Muddler Bar Tool Review & #GIVEAWAY
I was recently selected to review the Btipsy Professional Cocktail Muddler Bar Tool via Tomoson. This is my first review through Tomoson and I was excited to see how it went. I am thrilled that not only do I get to share this great kitchen tool with you, but one lucky reader will get their own to try out as well.
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According to Btipsy:
Why Choose the Btipsy Muddler Bar Tool as your first choice?
- Perfect for muddling mint leaves and making delicious mojitos and other cocktails
- Excellent for mashing citrus fruits, herbs, and spices
- Unlike other muddlers that are breaking or rusting after a few uses, our muddler is made to last and will remain in 100% perfect condition
- Grooved nylon head doesn't corrode or pollute your drink, unlike wooden lacquered muddlers
- Easy to clean and dishwasher safe! (However hand washing is recommended).
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To try out this very handy and heavy duty bar tool, I opted to make a blueberry mint tea! I had thought about a mojito, but I decided to fix something everyone in my house would be able to enjoy, including my almost 16 year old and my 13 month old too. I had already bought a package of mint, and had some yummy fresh blueberries in the refrigerator and thought of combining the two into a delicious and refreshing fruit tea.
This drink is really something special. It is sweet, beautifully colored, fresh and vibrant with mint, and perfect as a refreshing beverage to enjoy (and hey - if you want to make it more "adult" I'm pretty sure throwing some vodka in there would do the trick nicely!)
When you are using the Btipsy Cocktail Muddler, make sure you are using it in a plastic container as it is very heavy duty and could possibly chip or break a glass - that said, the bottom is coated and it shouldn't damage your glass, but is something to take into account.
I searched and found a recipe on Blackberry Farm and adapted slightly. Enjoy this drink any time of year - it tastes like summer! I cut the amount of sugar they originally called for in half as I found it to be WAY too sweet as written, if you love your tea sticky sweet feel free to add more, or add to taste. I think starting with less and increasing is easier than diluting so I wrote it with 1 cup below.
There are a few different ways you could finish this drink - I muddled mine very heavily, then actually gave it a whirl in the Vitamix to infuse even more of the blueberry and mint into the drink, and then I let it sit overnight before straining through a fine mesh strainer. You can muddle, let it sit awhile then strain, you can blend, then strain, or you can just leave all the yummy goodies in there (if you're going to do that, don't blend it though!) and make sure to strain as you pour. You could also pull out the mint, and pour with the blueberries in! Lots of options. I personally think having some fruit in the final product would make it extra yummy and when I get my next glass I'm going to throw a few blueberries in the glass and pull out my trusty Btipsy Muddler before enjoying!
Blueberry Mint Tea adapted from Blackberry Farm
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 16-oz package fresh mint sprigs
1 cup of sugar
¼ cup of lemon juice
2 cups hot water (preferably boiling)
6 cups cold water
2 large Lipton Iced Tea bags
- In a plastic pitcher combine sugar, blueberries, mint sprigs, iced ta bags, and boiling water and then set until sugar is dissolved.
- Muddle ingredients with Btipsy Cocktail Muddler until well muddled and fragrant. Add in the lemon juice and cold water and allow flavors to meld for at least a couple hours up to overnight before removing tea bags and straining mixture.
- Discard strained berries and mint, and enjoy your delicious blueberry tea!
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