Sunday, July 06, 2008

Blueberry Smash! Cocktail

Learn to make a cool, blue drink for a long, hot summer.

Yield: 1 serving (4 ounces each)


* 1 1/4 ounces Citrus Vodka
* 2 ounces of fresh mint simple syrup (see recipe below)
* Small handful of ripe, plump blueberries
* Splash of fresh lime juice
* Seltzer water

Prepare mint simple syrup. In an old-fashioned style glass, add blueberries and about ½ ounce of mint syrup. Muddle (smash) the blueberries against the bottom of the glass until crushed. Add ice, lime juice and top off with seltzer. Stir well. Add more of any ingredient to taste. Garnish with fresh mint and a few whole blueberries

Fresh Mint Simple Syrup


* 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup water
* 1 cup fresh mint leaves

Combine sugar, water, and mint in a small sauce pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook just until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and cool before using.


Aaron Valdez said...

I'll have to try this when blueberries are ready for pickin' in a few weeks. Got fresh mint growing in the garden.

Grace Piper said...

Hey Aaron, Your drink will taste even better with ingredients just picked from the garden. This cocktail is really, really good.