Thursday, July 5, 2012

Blueberry Hard Lemonade

It has been crazy hot here in Colorado. So hot that, well, much of our state is literally on fire. Thank goodness we are (so far) well out of harm's way, and there is cool weather and rain on the forecast for this weekend! ("Cool weather" now means 80s for us... yeah, it has been rough.) And during these hot, hot days, we've been wanting little else than to sip on cold, refreshing drinks like this one.
This is one of those drinks that my toddler just doesn't understand why she isn't allowed to drink. Lemonade, blueberries, and just a luscious pinky-purple color. Oh yeah, and there's that healthy helping of vodka that makes it strictly adults-only.
We used frozen blueberries in this cocktail because they are something I always have on hand. As a bonus, they help to keep this drink frosty on those 103+ degree days. Sigh. We also love the beautiful color that they provide as they start to melt.
It almost seems silly to provide a recipe because this is so flexible and easy. Feel free to use the proportions of lemonade to vodka to frozen blueberries that makes you happy! But as a guide, here is what we do.

Blueberry Hard Lemonade

  • 2 tbs frozen blueberries
  • 2 oz vodka
  • lemonade (we like Santa Cruz Organic)
  • ice
  • lemon slice, for garnish
1. Place frozen blueberries into your glass.
2. Add vodka and ice.
3. Add lemonade to fill glass, stir, and garnish with lemon slice.


  1. My post today was about lemonade too. It's where the mind goes on these hot days.
    I'm waiting for it to cool down to go blueberry picking. :)

  2. Mmmm! Will be trying this one this weekend!

  3. This looks so cool and refreshing. The color can't be beat and your photos, as always, are perfection! Hope you both are enjoying the summer and beating the heat!

  4. Great recipe, simple and tasty. We made something similar to this last week after the heatwave hit us bad down here in Orlando. Then again I hear its bad all over. Cheers!

  5. I hope your state is cooling off a bit. All of those fires sound so scary.

    You're smart to sip that deliciousness you whipped up there. Great photos - I can almost taste one now:)

    1. Erin we've just had a week of monsoon-y (thunderstorms in the afternoon) weather and that seems to have calmed things down. Finally! We've been having 80 degree weather (instead of 100+) and it feels very cool to us. So strange!

  6. Love the fruity flavors in this refreshing drink. I of course can appreciate the little booze in it. I love that we can have our own exclusive pink and purple drink that is definitely for adults only. I am sure to start freezing the blueberries so I can go ahead and try this. I love your photos.

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