August 18, 2014

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade //shutterbean

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade!

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….


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


(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


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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