blueberry + gin smash

July 8th, 2011

Man I love summer. I’m less in love with super hot and humid days, but I’ll take them if it means leisurely weekends, amazing produce and good moods. Lucky for me, that’s exactly what I’ve been enjoying lately. Last weekend I spent flew to Michigan to spend time with family and friends and along the way I stopped by a farmers market and fruit stand and picked up totally amazing apricots, cherries and blueberries. I loved it! And while I’m missing my local market, I’m excited to spend another weekend away from home— this time in Northern New York with friends. I’m preparing myself for cute dogs, good food and drink, awesome people and a life of leisure—at least for a few days. This little number, aptly named a blueberry + gin smash, is perfect for a little outdoor summer action. It’s just a simple combination of smashed blueberries, gin, lime and simple syrup… yeah, I love summer.

Cheers! To good friends, good drinks & summer!

blueberry + gin smash
makes 1 cocktail

about 10 blueberries, plus 3 for garnish
1.5 oz gin, like Hendrick’s
.5 oz simple syrup
.5 oz lime juice

In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle the blueberries until completely smashed.
Add a few ice cubes and the rest of the ingredients. Shake for about 10 seconds.
Add two ice cubes to a collins (or tall) glass. Pour the mixture from the cocktail shaker into the glass.
Garnish with 3 blueberries on a skewer and enjoy!

Comments: 8 Total

  1. Ruth

    July 8, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Blueberry and gin sounds heavenly!

  2. the yummyblogsisters

    July 9, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    perfect summer cocktail!

  3. Dana

    July 10, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Perfectly summery sounding. And it has such great color!

  4. Cookie and Kate

    July 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Woah there. Looks delicious. I’m really into making my own summery cocktails right now, so this one’s getting saved for the weekend. Cheers!

  5. Aaron Klemm

    July 18, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Yep, this is a very good idea. Thanks for another (much needed) way to use up some blueberries.

  6. TeriO

    July 31, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Yummm! Since we just finished off the last of our watermelon, this will be my Monday Happy Hour cockail! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Tiff

    August 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Last summer I made these nonstop when I visited some friends in Maine. They were amazing. The color was devine and we loved loved them. Love your new site btw! All the best.

  8. Rachel H.

    August 16, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I just discovered this site, and I love all the cocktail recipes. I just made this drink this evening – it is delicious! It is perfectly sweet and summery with a lovely taste of gin (I used Hendricks). I love both of the drinks that I have tried off of this website so far. I made the smashed cherry + whiskey cooler last night (so beautifully dark and boozy), and right now I am making the strawberry simple syrup so I can make the balsamic strawberry smash tomorrow night. I can’t wait to try that one! Thank you, Kelly, for your great flavor combinations and recipe ideas!

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