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Lemon Blueberry Smash Cocktail

Fresh blueberries, lemons and tarragon with a good splash of vodka brings this super simple smash cocktail together. Perfect summer cooler that is delicious, beautiful and simple to make.

This recipe is a cocktail because of of the vodka addition, however the simplicity on how to make it barely makes it a “recipe”. The purpose to calling this a Lemon blueberry SMASH is cause the drink is very easy to make. We start by muddling fresh blueberries, lemon pieces, agave, fresh tarragon and vodka. This is what makes the cocktail so delicious. The freshness of the ingredients. 

We throw in some ice and shake it up real nice. The color of this drink is unreal and wins your heart instantly. I love pouring it in a short glass filled with more ice and a few whole blueberries at the bottom. Top it off with some sparkling water or club soda. Garnish with lemon slice, fresh tarragon and serve immediately. This is a good drink to make at a party as you can muddle the ingredients ahead of time and then just strain the mixture into the glasses at the time of serving. 

If you don’t have blueberries you can use raspberries or any other berries you like. But then it won’t be a lemon blueberry smash. I love the combination of lemon and blueberry so lemons are important but limes would also work here. Ive used vodka to make these drinks but you could use white rum or gin. Instead of club soda you can use sparkling water or Limca. 

Food pairing – 

This is a summer drink so rest assured you can serve it with some grilled flat fish, cheese boards, quiches, tarts and definitely grilled meat. The berries work well with beef but also work well with seafood. If you like veggies then don’t shy away from pairing it with some aubergine, tomatoes and rocket leaves. Soft cheeses are a great accompaniment as well. 

If you try this recipe out, don’t forget to share it with me on instagram so I can see how it turned out. I’d love nothing more than to chat with you on your cooking/baking. Now that we have covered how to make this Lemon Blueberry Smash Cocktail, let us get drinking. Cheers Ninjas!

Lemon Blueberry Smash Cocktail

Fresh blueberries, lemons and tarragon with a good splash of vodka brings this super simple smash cocktail together. Perfect summer cooler that is delicious, beautiful and simple to make.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks, tea time, Brunch, Cocktails, Cocktail, Sun Downer, Aperitif
Cuisine American
Servings 2 drinks

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Strainer
  • Muddler
  • Short glasses

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp Fresh blueberries
  • 1 tbsp Lemon slices
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Fresh Tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp Agave syrup
  • 60 ml Vodka
  • 6 Ice cubes
  • 1 can Club soda

Garnish

  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Lemon slices
  • Tarragon sprigs

Instructions
 

  • In a cocktail shaker add the blueberries, lemon slices, lemon juice, agave, tarragon and vodka. Muddle until the ingredients have broken down. Add 2 ice cubes into the shake and shake well.
  • In a short glass add some blueberries, ice cubes and pour the muddled mixture through a strainer until half way in the glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with a lemon slice, tarragon sprig and some blueberries.

Notes

  • If using frozen fruit, make sure to thaw it first.
  • Instead of tarragon you can use mint to make it a more authentic smash cocktail

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