With a refrigerator full of Blueberries, I wanted to come up with a fun cocktail, but I remembered seeing this beautiful drink on Pinterest and went back to find it. It was so perfect I just copied theKitchn‘s recipe.
I also used a new vodka that my husband had heard about called Tito’s. I am not a real conissour of vodka, but this vodka has been getting great reviews. Jim gave it a thumbs up!
Blueberry Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup blueberries
- 4 lavender sprigs (or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried food-grade lavender buds)
Combine these three ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat to a low simmer and add 4 lavender sprigs (or 1 1/2 teaspoons of dried lavender) and keep on low heat for 10 minutes.
Strain pressing the blueberries to get all of their juice.
Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzer
Makes a 32 ounce pitcher
- 1 cup blueberries, for ice cubes
- 2 cups vodka
- 3/4 cup blueberry lavender simple syrup* recipe below
- 4 ounces lime juice
- Soda water
- Fresh lavender for garnish
Divide the cup of blueberries between two ice-cube trays and fill with water. Freeze completely. OR spread them evenly on a sheet tray and freeze until solid.
In a glass pitcher combine the vodka, simple syrup, lime juice, and club soda. Add ice cubes. Add remaining ice cubes to glasses. Pour the mixture over top and serve with a sprig of lavender.