March 13, 2015

blueberry rum smash

With temperatures reaching upwards of forty degrees all week here in New York I have officially gotten into warm weather mode. It's 100% spring in my mind, as it will be in reality next week regardless of what the weather is doing. So with that, I decided that this week's cocktail should be a fruit filled summery dream. Because, why not? And with that I give you...

a handful of blueberries
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3/4 ounce lemon juice
2 ounces rum
club soda

In a tumbler, muddle blueberries, brown sugar, and lemon until sugar is dissolved. You don't want to completely mash the blueberries to a pulp, just break the skin. Add ice and rum and top with soda. Give it a light stir and enjoy!

The original recipe (see here) I found for this called for a topper of ginger ale but since I'm not fond of super sweet drinks and brown sugar and fresh blueberries were in the equation, I decided to opt for plain club soda instead.
Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for reading!


  1. This looks amazing! Will definitely be enjoying one of these tonight, thanks for sharing!!

    Jenna l Clothed in Confetti

  2. The only thing that would make this better is if I were sipping it on an island right now!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  3. You always have the best cocktail recipes! I have an ever-growing list of cocktails to try, and most of the drinks on the list are from you. Now I just have to get to it!

    Shae at

  4. This looks so good - so excited to welcome back the warm weather and rum based cocktails seem like the perfect way to do it, haha! Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. It looks so healthy and tasty :)

    Ann |

  6. well, it's been decided...making this tonight!! looks amazing :)

  7. OMG YUM! This seriously looks so pretty and sounds amazing! You always have the best drinks!!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  8. This sounds unbelievably tasty! Perfect for these first bits of spring!

  9. That looks so good and just begs for warm Summer months! Thanks so sharing!!

  10. Sign me up for anything with brown sugar! Yum!


  11. YUMMY! I love any drink with rum in it. This drink looks too pretty to drink!! Haha I'm sure it was delicious :) Have an amazing day!!
    xx Cara

  12. Sounds scrumptious. Muddled blackberries...yummy. However I've never been able to muddle lightly. That's why if I ever just want to break the skin to release the juice, i muddle with a table spoon. It does way less damage.

  13. You always post the best drink recipes! Live closer to me so you can be my bartender! ;)

    xo Kylie

  14. Oh, wow. This looks pretty and delicious! Definitely perfect for a spring brunch!


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