Happy Tuesday, friends! I was originally going to wait for Friday to share this yummy drink, but with the Fourth of July festivities almost here I figured I’d send this recipe to you beforehand to give you plenty of time to prepare. Aren’t I sweet? ;)
One of the greatest things about this recipe is that it can be accomplished in a variety of ways. For instance, I did not have lime juice, but I did have key limes. Weird, right? The Mr. and I are fans of having a Dos Equis every now and again so key limes usually can be found in our household the majority of the time.
So, the recipe came about one sunny and humid afternoon while I was trying to figure out what else I could possibly make with the vast amount of blueberries that I had recently acquired from our awesome neighbors. They have a huge blueberry patch, and they know that I’m a little obsessed. Ok, ok, a lot bit! Anyways, let’s get this party started!
- 1 1/4 cups of blueberries (a 6 ounce container) plus an extra few for garnishing
- Fresh mint sprigs
- 1 key lime or 1 tablespoon lime juice plus a little bit of key lime to garnish
- Sugar (if you like yours a little on the sweeter side)
- 1/4 cup spiced rum
- 2 tablespoons blueberry syrup or you can make your own
- Club soda or Sprite
P.S. This recipe is for one serving.
1.) First things first, if you need (or would like to) make your own blueberry syrup hop on over to the uber-talented Ms. Corey’s page for directions on how to create a simple syrup. In her directions she is using raspberries, and all you need to do is simply replace with blueberries.
2.) After you’ve finished creating your syrup (or not!) place your blueberries, mint, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and shake that baby up!
3.) Add ice, rum, and your blueberry syrup, and shake some more.
4.) Strain into a glass of choice, and top with it off with your club soda, blueberries, mint and a lime if you’d like.
And that’s a wrap! Wasn’t that super easy?
If you’re not digging the exact flavor you’ve concocted don’t be afraid to add more lime, blueberry syrup and/or sugar to create something you prefer.