Spiked Blueberry Lemonade

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade //shutterbean

Today is my birthday. August 18th!  AND IT’S MONDAY AND I HAVE TO WORK.

I think that give me a pass to not write a long winded post about this drink.

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade //shutterbean

This is the last cocktail I had as a 34 year old.  It’s lemonade spiked with gin and finished with fizzy blueberry soda. It’s been one of my favorite drinks this summer. I’m gonna be craving this come winter. But that’s cool, I’m gonna step up my toddy game this year.

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade //shutterbean

What will 35 year old Tracy enjoy? WHO KNOWS. I hope it involves bourbon because….

***HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME****

And we’re off!

Let’s start with the garnish first.  I’ve been wanting to use our new cocktail picks and I finally have an excuse!

Blueberry blueberry lemon wedge blueberry blueberry blueberry. Repeat 4 times.

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade //shutterbean

GIN + BLUEBERRY SODA + LEMONADE

(Trader Joe’s has sparkling blueberry juice)

(they also have lemonade too)

(my Trader Joe’s has Hendrick’s)

(does yours?)

(it seems so crazy that in some states you have to go to a liquor store at certain hours to get booze!)

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade //shutterbean

Ice in all highball glasses. Gin goes in. About 1 1/2 shots. If you go 1 1/2, you might as well go 2.

I might go three…BIRTHDAY.

Top with lemonade.

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade //shutterbean

Follow with blueberry soda.

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade //shutterbean

But wait…

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade //shutterbean

Let’s garnish!

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade //shutterbean

cheers

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade

makes 4

  • 3 cups ice
  • 3/4 cup Hendrick’s gin
  • 2 cups lemonade
  • 2 1/2 cups blueberry soda
  • blueberries, for garnish
  • lemon wedges, for garnish

Divide ice between four highball glasses. Add 1  1/2  ounces gin to each glass, followed by 1/2 cup lemonade. Finish each cocktail with blueberry soda until glass is filled. Garnish each drink with a cocktail pick garnish of lemon and blueberries.

 

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  • August 18, 2014

    Happy Birthday!!!! And I hope you get to have at least a few of these because they look and sound amazing! Hope you have a wonderful day and year!!! :)

  • August 18, 2014

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May all your dreams come true. Have a wonderful day and enjoy a fabulous and delicious dinner later!

  • Nandhini Narasimhan
    August 18, 2014

    Happy birthday:) Keep up the good work :)

  • Mackenzie
    August 18, 2014

    Happy Birthday! This looks amazing, and good for any day of the year, whether birthday or not!

  • Amy U
    August 18, 2014

    Happy Birthday to you! All great people are born on August 18… My mom, my best friend and YOU! Here’s to a year filled with all things awesome, great adventures and love! Thanks for sharing your talents, life and laughter with all of us.

  • Jane M
    August 18, 2014

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Hope it’s a GREAT GREAT YEAR!

  • Amanda
    August 18, 2014

    Happy Birthday!!

  • August 18, 2014

    Happy Happy Birthday! This cocktail looks amazing :) Love the combo of blueberry and lemonade. Hope your birthday is wonderful!

  • Krissy
    August 18, 2014

    Happy birthday!!! Birthday = three. That’s math I can get down with!

  • Patri
    August 18, 2014

    Happy birthday, Tracy!!!! :)

  • August 18, 2014

    Happy Birthday girlfriend! You have permission to drink 5 of these and eat all the carbs!

  • Kathy H
    August 18, 2014

    Happy Birthday Tracy!

  • August 18, 2014

    Happy birthday Tracy!

  • August 18, 2014

    Looks so yummy and
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRACY!

    Your such and inspiration (to so many people!) and hope you have an awesome day!)

    http://youtube.com/addalittlefood

  • August 18, 2014

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

  • August 18, 2014

    Happy happy birthday!
    Can I put 3 shots in my glass in your honor?

  • August 18, 2014

    Happy Birthday! This looks amazing!!!

  • Rachel
    August 18, 2014

    Happy Birthday Tracy! I’ve been reading your blog forever and I love your work. Thank you! Have a great birthday!

  • August 18, 2014

    And I’m headed to Trader Joe’s today! Happy Birthday!

  • Hilary
    August 18, 2014

    Happy birthday Tracy, Leos are the best! (From a fellow Leo 8/13)

  • Reynaul
    August 18, 2014

    Happy Birthday! My son’s bday is tomorrow!

  • Christina C
    August 18, 2014

    Happy Birthday lady, this drink looks fabulous though gin makes me do crazy things…

  • August 18, 2014

    Happiest birthday, Tracy! May you have many more spiked blueberry lemonades to come!

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • Beth
    August 18, 2014

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! This post cracked me up, did you know that if you try to say blueberry 4 times fast it ends up sounding like “Boob Larry”? hahaha! It’s my bday this friday (Yay Leo’s!) and this will be added to the drink list!

    • Tracy
      August 18, 2014

      Do you know how many times my computer tried to autocorrect it to BLUBBERY??!!! :)

  • jenny
    August 18, 2014

    Happy birthday, Tracy! Hope someone is cooking something special for you tonight!

  • August 18, 2014

    Happy birthday, lady! Spiked lemonade is one of my favorite at-home cocktails, but I usually mix it with infused vodka. I love the idea of doing gin instead!

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

  • August 18, 2014

    Happy birthday!!! Hope you have an awesome day even though you have to be at work.

    I live in New Jersey, and we even have to go to liquor stores for wine & beer. Buying wine at the grocery store is truly my favorite part of going on vacation. (Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but not much of one.)

  • August 18, 2014

    Happy Birthday, Tracy Shutterbean!

    May your birthday be filled with bourbon and/or gin, carbs, and stripes! :)

    P.S. I wish my Trader Joe’s carried Hendricks… since I don’t have any on hand today to toast you from Ashland, I shall simply request that you drink a few of these amazing cocktails for me, too!

  • Jackie
    August 18, 2014

    Happy Birthday Tracy!!! I will be making this for my best friends birthday party on Thursday!! Thanks for the inspriration:)

  • August 18, 2014

    Haaaaappppy Birdday!!!

  • CCbees
    August 18, 2014

    Happy Birthday Tracy! I can’t WAIT to make this! Cheers!

  • August 18, 2014

    It’s my birthday too and now this will be the first drinkI will have as a 34 year old. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Tracy
      August 18, 2014

      Wow! Happy Birthday, Carla!!

  • August 18, 2014
  • Kiera
    August 18, 2014

    Happy Birthday! I don’t often comment but wanted to let you know you have been hitting it out of the park lately. Great job you and enjoy your day!

    • Tracy
      August 18, 2014

      Thanks so much, Kiera!! I appreciate that!

  • Jenna
    August 18, 2014

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRACY!! This drink looks amazing, a fitting way to celebrate your birthday month! I look forward to seeing what 35 year old Tracy likes to drink & getting the recipe for that.

    • Tracy
      August 18, 2014

      hahaha!

  • Greg
    August 18, 2014

    Happy birthday, Tracy!!! Hope it is a great one!

  • August 18, 2014

    Happy happy birthday Tracy!!

  • August 18, 2014

    Craving this right now!

  • Ellen W
    August 18, 2014

    Happy Birthday! In Texas on Sundays, you have to wait till noon to purchase your alcohol.

    • Tracy
      August 18, 2014

      WHOA! That’s crazy talk.

  • August 18, 2014

    “I’m gonna step up my toddy game this year” – this is why I think you’re so great. Happy toddy and bourbon-filled birthday x

  • Happy birthday Tracy!!! I hope you manage to kick back with a cocktail and enjoy reflecting on an awesome year of being 34. I hope 35 is even better!

  • Lily
    August 19, 2014

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tracy! Hope you had a great day yesterday.

  • happy birthday dear…i have to check if my TJ carries Gin or not, i know they have wine and beer. I want to make this so bad and celebrate your birthday :P

  • Mira C
    August 19, 2014

    Happy Belated Birthday, Tracy! 34 is going to be such a great year!

  • August 21, 2014

    Happy Birthday Tracy!! Love grown up Blueberry Lemonades so much that it was our “something blue” signature drink at our wedding in March.

  • August 22, 2014

    Happy Belated Birthday! Growing up in Michigan I could buy my liquor and groceries in one place, now that I live in New York, not so much. Luckily there is a lovely wine/liquor store right next store to the grocery! I’m going to make this soon, but probably with vodka since I’m not into gin yet.

  • September 4, 2014

    Happy Belated Birthday Tracy!! Hope you had a good one, if you had even one of these drinks than I’m sure you did just fine!

  • September 6, 2014

    This sounds so good. I can get gin at my grocery store, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to find blueberry soda. There’s no such thing as Trade Joe’s in Hawaii. Congratulations on turning 35. You finally caught up to me.

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