Friday, March 13

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...

THE BLUEBERRY RUM SMASH
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!

15 comments :

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

    Jenna l Clothed in Confetti

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

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  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 www.currenthabits.com

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  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!

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  5. It looks so healthy and tasty :)

    Ann | http://annrobiefashion.com/

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

    http://thejjreport.com/

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

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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

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

    Heidi
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  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
    www.mylifeandmywardrobe.com

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  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.

    www.stylegonerogue.com

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

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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

    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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