Photo and text by KARA DiCAMILLO
It’s been hot here in Rhode Island this week, which means it’s the perfect weather for frozen concoctions. What’s a better way to cool off before dinner than with a tasty beverage made with local ingredients? I used the mint that I grow in my garden, along with fresh-picked blueberries that are now in season. I added a bit of rum for a delicious kick, and a dash of sugar to sweeten it a bit.
Makes 1-2 cups, depending on size
Quarter-cup of mint leaves
Half-cup of blueberries
Quarter-cup of rum
1 teaspoon of sugar
Combine the ingredients in a blender and, before blending, fill the ice to the 1-cup mark. Blend until smooth. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs before serving.