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
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!