Last summer (right before I found out that I was pregnant!) I shared a summer cocktail idea that involved Diet Cherry 7-Up and Chambord vodka. I also learned that I have a tendency to post really lousy photographs on my blog (Seriously, go check out that post. Can I get some more lighting up in here?).
But this year is something new. I hereby proclaim this summer the SUMMER OF BLUEBERRY LEMONADE!!!
It's super simple and delicious. You will need:
- blueberry vodka, like this one from Smirnoff (about $12 a bottle)
- fresh blueberries, for garnish
I get a nice sized glass, like a BIG rocks glass or a water glass. Here I used a mason jar, like a jelly jar. I put some ice in and dumped 1 shot (1.5 oz) of blueberry vodka in. Then I topped off the glass the rest of the way with lemonade. We like to use the suger-free lemonade packets that you mix into a standard-size bottle of water. I got two glasses of lemonade from one 16.9 oz bottle, if you're looking for a more "precise" measurement of how much lemonade I used. Then I skewered 5 fatty fresh blueberries onto a blue (seemed appropriate) plastic drink skewer/stirrer, and stirred.
Voila! Awesome refreshing blueberry lemonade! This would be a great recipe for a party, like to make a whole pitcher's worth (make sure it's super clearly marked for adults only!) or for a punch bowl.
It got me thinking how cool it would be to make lemonade ice cubes with fresh blueberries frozen right in them. What a great accent to a punch bowl for a summer barbecue!
How about you? Got any fun summer drink ideas?