Summer cocktail: The blueberry muddle.

I grossly overshot when I purchased the fruit to make homemade blueberry jam last weekend. Pauvre moi. (Poor me.) So I asked Rob to come up with a blueberry-infused summer cocktail suitable for the July Fourth holiday weekend.

This blueberry cocktail recipe was prompted in part by this strawberry/Prosecco cocktail we made when strawberries were in season several weeks ago, though the muddled fruit is the only thing they have in common.

blueberry muddle cocktail

2 oz. vodka
juice of half a lemon
1/2 oz. agave nectar or simple syrup
1 oz. St. Germain
12 blueberries
club soda

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blueberries. Add other ingredients and shake well. Strain into two ice-filled cocktail glasses (we love 400ml Kimax beakers as barware; a highball would also work). Top with club soda and garnish each glass with 2 or 3 whole blueberries.

 

11 thoughts on “Summer cocktail: The blueberry muddle.

  1. St Germain is everyyyyywhere! I love the stuff. My friend, Jodi Womack (http://www.nomorenylons.com) has a recipe for the Snooty Lady cocktail (especially concocted for her Women’s Business Social gatherings) which is something like:
    fresh squeezed grape fruit juice, vanilla vodka, and mint
    and then I added my own snoot and floated a shimmer of St. Germain on top as a finisher–ZOWEEE! Good stuff. Keep it funky, R&M!

  2. We made this recipe last Saturday night and it was delicious! Just a note… if you let the muddled blueberry mixture sit for a while (about 20 min), it turns a gorgeous dark pink color. Add the club soda and blueberries and voilà — a beautiful and yummy summer cocktail.

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