Summer cocktails don’t get much easier than this tart, sweet, and refreshing Blueberry Thyme Crush Cocktail made with vodka or gin!
BLUEBERRY THYME CRUSH COCKTAIL
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If you have abundant blueberry bushes growing in your yard, or if you like to frequent the farmers markets like I do, there’s nothing better this time of year than fresh berries and herbs. I love to combine ripe berries and herbs all the time; strawberries and basil, blueberries and thyme, raspberries and lavender… the possibilities are endless! This cocktail is especially easy because no shaker or strainer is required. You just dump all the ingredients into your glass, smash them up real good, and then add your liquids. The longer you let them muddle, or stew in their own juices, the better! But I will totally understand if you don’t want to wait. No judgment here. You can easily make this kid friendly and non-alcoholic by omitting your favorite clear booze, or you can do what I did and add a splash (or two or three) of your favorite liquor. Enjoy!
Want more blueberry recipes?
- Blueberry Dump Cake
- Blueberry Mint Spritzer
- Blueberry Mojitos
- Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake
- Lemon Blueberry Greek Yogurt Trifle
- More drink recipes…
Tools used to make this Blueberry Thyme Crush Cocktail recipe
Juicer: Having freshly squeezed juice on hand doesn’t have to be a hassle. This juicer is easy to use and perfect for using with lemons and limes.
Muddler: This classic bar tool is a must have for incorporating fresh ingredients into your drinks. This muddler also comes with a bar spoon for stirring your cocktail to perfection.
Jigger: Every home bartender should have a jigger. This one has a no-slip grip and is marked with increment measuring lines so you can make the perfect cocktail every time.
Rocks Glass: I’m a cocktail enthusiast and a great cocktail should be served in a quality glass. These rocks glasses have a great weight to them and the classic design will never go out of style.
- 1 handful fresh blueberries
- 1 sprig fresh thyme
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 ounces vodka or gin
- soda water
- In a glass, combine blueberries, thyme, lemon juice and sugar. Use a wooden spoon to smash all the ingredients. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes.
- Add desired amount of vodka or gin to your glass. Stir well.
- Fill glass with ice, then top with soda water until full. Enjoy!!!
If you love blueberries, then you’ll want to try this blueberry cream cheese frosting:
Or how about this blueberry vinaigrette summer salad?!?
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