This weekend I’m headed up to wine country for two wonderful people’s nuptials. I just love weddings in wine country and knowing the bride and groom I am sure this wedding is going to be a BLAST!
Unfortunately, it is also supposed to be 100 degrees! (seriously, that is the forecast!) So I’m sure we’ll be drinking plenty of “cool-me-down” cocktails (and of course lots of water )
Speaking of cool-me-down-cocktails….you have got to try this blueberry smash!
This cocktail is filled with refreshing, fruity flavors. It’s perfect for lounging with the girls in the sun, or for your backyard BBQ, or for a rainy night inside imagining you are on a beach! Plus, you are getting tons of blueberry antioxidant action making this cocktail 100% good for you…right???
It’s also pretty fun to make because you throw everything into a pitcher and get to smash it all with a muddler. Really get some arm action going here- hey! this drink is a workout too!
After you muddle everything up stir in vodka, soda, and elderflower liqueur. Serve it up over ice. It’s best to let the pitcher sit an hour or so to let the flavors meld-it also helps the color look pretty-but I totally understand if that’s not happening,
Have a wonderful weekend!
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup loosely packed mint leaves
- 2 limes, sliced
- 2 lemons, sliced
- 2 1/2 cups vodka
- 1/2 cup elderflower liqueur
- 2/3 cup soda water
- In a large pitcher combine blueberries, lemons, limes, and mint.
- Muddle well with a muddler or back of a spoon.
- Stir in vodka and elderflower liqueur (if possible, let pitcher sit for 1 hour to let flavors blend), stir in soda water.
- Serve over ice.