Labor Day weekend has come and gone and we are full steam ahead into September. Pretty soon we’ll be getting into pumpkin and apple season, but in the meantime, I am all about the blueberry. I actually didn’t come around to the almighty blueberry until recent years, but now I’m hooked!
I made my own blueberry simple syrup for this recipe, which was incredibly easy and delightfully tasty. I like things on the sweet side, so I’m always a fan of simple syrup.
In the spirit of transparency, I did indeed drink the entire batch of blueberry simple syrup in under a week. After I made this cocktail I used the syrup to mix with some club soda for a little mocktail and it was truly delightful. The calorie count was not so delightful but sometimes you’ve just got to live.
The jewelry I paired with this cocktail is an oversized heart-shaped charm bracelet. I got this bracelet from Zara last year and although I don’t typically purchase jewelry there this has held up really well. It immediately caught my eye for its size and the shape of the heart charms. This is a horrible way to describe it but the charms are almost puffy. Robust? Balloon-like? Maybe balloon-like is the best way to describe it. And that’s a compliment! The charms looked a bit different than what I’m used to seeing and I would describe this is as a “statement bracelet”. Nonetheless, I love it and for being a larger piece it’s very versatile! There’s also a very subtle hint of distress on the gold, making it look like an aged bauble that could easily pass as a vintage heirloom.
I thought the gold looked nice with the pinky-red hue of the cocktail, which has a more feminine vibe. Has anyone else been on a charm bracelet kick lately? Or just charm jewelry in general? I’ve seen a lot of cute charm necklaces, too, but it seems the charm bracelet and the concept of charms has been making a big resurgence. I think the idea of them being personalized or having a deeper meaning behind them has helped them skyrocket again in popularity. People are looking to express themselves and have something that’s unique to them, and charms stylishly help achieve that.
Sparkling Blueberry Thyme Cocktail
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup blueberries
- champagne or prosecco
- thyme sprigs
- To make the blueberry simple syrup: In a small saucepan boil water, sugar and blueberries. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, until blueberries have softened.
- Remove from heat, drain blueberries, and let syrup cool.
- In your champagne glass of choice add your desired amount of blueberry simple syrup. I like it sweet so I add a generous helping.
- Top it off with your desired amount of champagne or prosecco.
- Garnish with a thyme sprig and blueberries.
Looking for other cocktail and jewelry pairings? Check out my Perfect Pairings series!