True Blue Sparkler

A fun and festive cocktail for this July 4th weekend.  The “True Blue Sparkler”!

Handful of Driscoll’s blueberries (about 10)

10 mint leaves

1 oz lime juice

1 oz simple syrup *

2 oz premium vodka

1 oz IZZE Sparkling Blackberry soda

Crushed or shaved ice **

Directions: In a tall glass, muddle the blueberries, mint, lime juice and simple syrup.  Add the vodka. Top with crushed or shaved ice.  Add a splash of the blackberry soda.  Stir slightly and garnish with additional mint sprig and 2-3 blueberries.

* Simple Syrup is a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water.  For a Skinny version, you can make a sugar-free simple syrup using the same ratio of granulated Splenda to water.

** You can actually make crushed or shaved ice by either wrapping ice cubes in a dish towel and giving it some good whacks with your muddler.  Or, if you have a good blender (like a Vitamix), you can make it in a matter of seconds.

We’ll also be making some non-alcoholic versions of these for the kids!

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3 Comments on “True Blue Sparkler”

  1. 1choco1
    July 2, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    Sounds delicious. IZZE sodas are about the only ones we buy, because they’re not too sweet, so this is a drink I can get behind. Love blueberries, so this will be a hit at our house. Thanks!

  2. Anonymous
    July 21, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    Made this as a pre-4th of July drink with family. Delicious! Everyone loved it. I didn’t use crushed ice, but regular ice…It was still very tasty. The blend of ingredients really works! Perfect summer late afternoon drink!


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