Monday, September 12, 2011

Blueberry-Infused Vodka Lemonade's

Summer is sadly coming to an end. I'm both excited & sad because Fall is my favorite time of the year, but I just love summer fruit and vegetables. This drink is the essence of Summer, fresh blueberries with homemade squeezed lemonade, all served with a large amount of vodka. It's just so perfect to drink on a hot summer day. Later this week, I'll be posting my recipes for Cowgirl Caviar, Death by Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies (with peanut butter frosting), Hoisin-Glazed Hawaiian Moink Balls, Mini Spinach Artichoke Dip Bread Bowls, and Sweet & Salty Tea Hole Brownies. Enjoy :)
Blueberry-Infused Vodka Lemonade's

For the Lemonade:
750mL of Lemon Vodka
1C Fresh Blueberries
1C Frozen Blueberries
2t Sugar
Homemade Lemonade
Lemon Slices, For Garnish
4 Mason Jars

1. Put ¼C each of the fresh blueberries in the bottom of the four mason jars. Pour the lemon vodka over the berries, filling the jars up halfway (try to do this evenly in each jar). Using a fork, mash up the berries in the bottom. Put on the lid and store it in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours (better for 24 hours), allowing for the vodka to be infused. Once it has infused for 12 hours, strain the vodka (saving the soaked berries for garnish).
2. In a small bowl, thaw out the frozen berries and mix with the sugar. In a fresh mason jar, pour the sugared berries into the bottom and add a bunch of ice on top. Pour in one part of the blueberry vodka and two parts lemonade. Stir it well.
3. Add in some of the vodka-soaked berries and a slice of lemon for garnish.
4. Enjoy it outside on a porch in the hot summer heat!

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