On one of my nights off my husband asked me to make him something fruity and refreshing. On the occasion he drinks at home it's usually picked at random; off the shelf and neat. So this was a request out of place. Nonetheless, I got to digging around in my refrigerator and oh... all I had was lemons and blueberries! I didn't even have simple syrup made. In fact, the only syrup I had was a cinnamon one. 😑 Right? I decided to roll with it. The worst that could happen is my husband doesn't like it -- but drinks it anyway. Because he loves me.
The result was, surprisingly, damn good! A truly surprising blueberry cocktail! I loved the combination of cinnamon and blueberries and now it's one of my specials.
It never hurts to experiment and as they say "necessity is the mother of invention".
In a shaker muddle:
3 - 5 blueberries
4 - 5 mint leaves
2 oz Deep Eddy Lemon vodka
0.75 oz cinnamon syrup
0.75 oz lemon juice
Add ice, shake, and double strain over ice in a tall glass. Garnish it with a spanked mint sprig.
A super easy and very yummy blueberry cocktail that packs a pleasant surprise.