Blueberry Sparkler – A Spritzer Cocktail

The Perfect Blueberry Cocktail for 4th of July

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Not only is it Independence Day but July is also National Blueberry Month! To celebrate I am making this refreshing blueberry cocktail. It is easy to make and perfect for hot summer days.

Blueberry Sparkler
(Makes one drink)

Ingredients:

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1 3/4 ounces vodka
1/4 cup blueberries (about 18)
1 1/2 ounces blueberry juice
1 tablespoon simple syrup
1 teaspoon lemon juice
ginger ale
ice

Garnishes:
lemon slice
a few more blueberries

Directions:
Measure out the vodka, blueberries, blueberry juice, simple syrup and lemon juice into a blender. Add a small scoop of ice. Blend until the blueberries are completely crushed.

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Pour into a glass over ice. I personally like the blueberry pulp but if you prefer a smoother texture, strain the blueberry mixture through a fine sieve.

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Top it off with ginger ale, stir and garnish with a lemon slice and a few blueberries.

I love the subtle sweetness of this drink but if you want it a little sweeter, substitute Sprite for the ginger ale or add more simple syrup.

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Enjoy!

Katherine

Katherine Montgomery

Katherine is a professional graphic designer and amateur mixologist. She has infinite patience and pays uncanny attention to the most minute details to make the world around her more beautiful. Whether ensuring that a picture frame is properly hung or making one of her delicious signature cocktails, rest assured that everything becomes just a bit (or a lot) prettier in Katherine’s hands. It is no surprise that she has a knack for planning great events like bridal showers and birthday parties, putting her in good company with the rest of the Live Pretty family. Katherine also has an excellent eye for interior design, a skill she is fine-tuning following the purchase of her first home.

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