In the last week we moved from “summer” to “Texas Summer” and this drink is helping me get through it. I saw blueberries on sale and had visions of pies dancing in my head but once the thermometer hit 106 I knew my oven wasn’t going to be turned on any time soon. I saw a pin for a “strawberry fields cocktail” which inspired this blueberry version.
The key, as always, is in the muddling.
The drink can easily be adapted to accommodate different people you might have over, for your diabetic friends replace the agave with stevia, for your straight edge friends replace the vodka with with lemonade, and for your for your Texas friends just add a couple pickled jalapenos and lime. It’s that easy. Enjoy it while lounging on a hammock, eating tacos, soaking in your inflatable pool, or re-watching Friday Night Lights in the cold AC.
Blueberry Smash Williams
1 dash of vodka
a toddler sized handful of blueberries
a squirt of agave nectar
an adult sized handful of ice
enough topo chico or other mineral water to fill the glass
Muddle the blueberries with the agave nectar and vodka, add ice and topo chico and stir. Garnish with lime or jalapenos if desired.
Hmm. I think I might always do quantities like this from now on.
If you are too lazy to make your own drink Vegan Drinks is this Friday.