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Blueberry Honey Vodka Lemonade

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Blueberry Honey Vodka Lemonade

Blueberry Honey Vodka Lemonade

Never Fear! Thirsty Thursday is here!! A little late, but it is still Thursday, and this glorious cocktail can just go ahead and coast into Friday, which really is the best day for a drink anyways, right?

Blueberry Honey Vodka Lemonade

Blueberry Simple Syrup, golden honey and lemonade are wonderful on their own, or add some ice cold vodka and make it a happy hour your friends and family will delight in!

Blueberry Honey Vodka Lemonade

Personally, I feel like I need more than one of these. It is Thursday and I feel like my week is just getting started. I have a lot of fun book events in the next few days and then I take off at the crack of dawn on Sunday for my first book tour adventure. And I will be honest, I am scared to death. Hee, hee. I feel like I’m not supposed to admit that- but I am . Well, excited and scared to death ☺

Blueberry Honey Vodka Lemonade

But before I get to all that, I just want to sit out on my deck with my husband and sip one of these while I watch my kids play and breathe in the warm spring air. You can join me (well, virtually) since this will only take you a few minutes to put together.

This is how you do it:

1. Bring everything to a simmer and let cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat.

Blueberry Honey Vodka Lemonade

2. Strain the syrup through a chinoise and reserve juice. Discard the blueberries and chill the syrup.

Blueberry Honey Vodka Lemonade

4. To make the drink, combine ice, the syrup, the lemon juice and the vodka in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigourously and then strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a lemon slice.

Blueberry Honey Vodka Lemonade
Blueberry Honey Vodka Lemonade

**In case you did not see this, my Shoreline COSCTO book signing has been moved from Friday, May 17th to June 1st. See you there!

Recipe: Blueberry Honey Vodka Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons Blueberry Honey Simple Syrup
  • 4 Tablespoons fresh Lemon Jucie
  • 4 ounces cold Vodka
  • fresh lemon wedge to garnish
  • Blueberry Honey Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup blueberries

Instructions

  1. 1. Bring everything to a simmer and let cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat.
  2. 2. Strain the syrup through a chinoise and reserve juice. Discard the blueberries.
  3. 3. Chill the syrup.
  4. 4. To make the drink, combine ice, the syrup, the lemon juice and the vodka in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigourously and then strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a lemon slice.

Preparation time: 2 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2

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21 Comments

  1. Eileen says:

    This sounds like an amazingly refreshing drink for a long, hot summer afternoon. I love the idea of blueberry simple syrup!

  2. Michelle says:

    Got a batch started! Syrup cooling … WAAAY too slow !

    I’m improvising, because I don’t have a stash of fresh blueberries in the fridge. But I had a frozen berry blend of blackberries, rasberries, cherries, and blueberries that will suffice (they normally go in smoothies and frozen margaritas). And of COURSE I have vodka.

    I’ll have a verdict in a couple of hours.

  3. SALLY Tews says:

    OMG~those look so good.Heather,I keep my vodka in the freezer and my cocktail glasses,this works so good for all drinks.
    Have you ever tried this?

  4. Tieghan says:

    This sounds amazing!! I love all of these flavors!

  5. Have fun on the book tour. And I don’t know where my week went. I need one of these!

  6. Vicki B says:

    You make the prettiest cocktails! All my favorite bloggers who go on their first book tour say the same thing about being nervous so that must mean it’s entirely “normal” and a right of passage! Before you know it, you’ll be a book tour pro and your next book will be a breeze. Besides, we’re all excited to meet you!

  7. Looks so refreshing and lovely!

  8. Michelle says:

    Disclosure: I usually use Nellie’s Key Lime/Lemon Juice interchangeably 1:1 as a substitute for fresh lemon or lime. This works pefectly 99% of the time, but NOT in this recipe :( MY FAIL not Heather’s. Please note that the syrup is DIVINE. Must buy real lemons to retry the drink when I buy the vanilla ice cream for the syrup :) [My apologies to you, Heather ... the FAIL is on me not you. Edit or drop this post as you see fit.]

    • No- Michelle- it is great feedback! I also used this syrup and made margaritas with fresh lime juice the other night, and those were really yummy too! I wonder why the Nellie’s would be weird?

  9. This is totally perfect for summer! What a fabulous drink!!

  10. Michelle says:

    I too was planning to use the syrup in margaritas! Last night, the sweet-sour balance was off for my palate. I made a second round with only 3TB of lime juice — still too acidic. When I poured both batches over ice and cut with ginger ale, it was quite the nice cocktail! (no vodka was wasted) The Nellie’s is marketed as “double strength”, so I think I need to ratchet it back quite a bit, maybe to as little as 1TB. As a frame of reference, I use 1/4c (4TB) in my mojitos-by-the-pitcher, but that has 1c rum and 12oz seltzer, so VERY different dilution ratio. No worries … the syrup is inspiring me!

  11. marla says:

    These are so pretty & perfect for the warm spring day we are having in the mountains!

  12. Gaby says:

    dying over these.
    1- gorgeous
    2- love the flavors
    3- I’m making these for your LA book par-tay!

  13. Major deliciousness! You’re making my ‘to try’ list for this summer quite long! ;-) xo

  14. Melissa says:

    Making these for Fourth of July! So festive!

  15. Ashley says:

    These are fantastic! Made them this weekend and am so glad I did a double batch of the syrup. Yum!

  16. Ally says:

    Hi this looks yummy- and I love your metal bee! Can I ask where you got that? I need one!

    • I actually got it in Sonoma CA Ally, I can’t even seem to find one on line except for vintage models that are being sold on ebay…

  17. You are a master of the beautiful cocktail Heather!