Blueberry Sparkler – A Spritzer Cocktail
The Perfect Blueberry Cocktail for 4th of July
Not only is it Independence Day but July is also National Blueberry Month! To celebrate I am making this refreshing blueberry cocktail. It is easy to make and perfect for hot summer days.
(Makes one drink)
1 3/4 ounces vodka
1/4 cup blueberries (about 18)
1 1/2 ounces blueberry juice
1 tablespoon simple syrup
1 teaspoon lemon juice
a few more blueberries
Measure out the vodka, blueberries, blueberry juice, simple syrup and lemon juice into a blender. Add a small scoop of ice. Blend until the blueberries are completely crushed.
Pour into a glass over ice. I personally like the blueberry pulp but if you prefer a smoother texture, strain the blueberry mixture through a fine sieve.
Top it off with ginger ale, stir and garnish with a lemon slice and a few blueberries.
I love the subtle sweetness of this drink but if you want it a little sweeter, substitute Sprite for the ginger ale or add more simple syrup.