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Blueberry Cocktail Recipe

Blueberry Rum Spritzer

This Blueberry Rum Spritzer absolutely falls into the category of easy and fun alcoholic drinks to make. It is light and refreshing with loads of blueberry flavor and a hint of lemon.

Course Adult Beverage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 6 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 drinks
Author Heather

Ingredients

For the Blueberry Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar *see notes above for using honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

For the Spritzers

  • 60-80 homemade ice cubes *or 5-10 lb bag of ice
  • 750 ml bottle of white rum *this will allow 1-2 shots per glass
  • fresh or frozen blueberries *as garnish
  • 2 fresh lemons cut into smaller wedges *as garnish
  • 10-12 12 oz cans sparkling water *chilled (I used lemon flavored)

Instructions

For the Blueberry Syrup

  1. Place blueberries, sugar and water in a medium sized sauce pan over low heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring often about 5 mins. 

    Raise heat to medium/high and continue stirring often. Cook until blueberries soften and begin to break apart, about 15-20 mins. 

    Take off heat and stir in lemon juice.

    Place a mesh colander over a large glass bowl and pour blueberry mixture through colander. Using a large wooden spoon break apart cooked blueberry extracting as much blueberry juice from them as possible. 

    Refrigerate Blueberry syrup covered in a glass container until  thoroughly chilled, about 6 hours.


For the Spritzers

  1. Place desired amount of ice in each glass. Pour 1-2 shots of rum over ice. Add in 1-2 tbsp of blueberry syrup over rum and ice. Pour in 8-12 oz of sparkling water. Garnish with lemon wedges and blueberries. 

Recipe Notes

*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.*