Gluten-Free-Blue-Bumble-Bee-Recipe

Blue Bumble Bee Cocktail

When I entertain, especially for a smaller gathering like brunch or a dinner party, I prefer to have one signature cocktail, such as this Blue Bumble Bee Cocktail, rather than setting up a whole bar.

This pretty little cocktail is fun and fresh and perfect for spring and summer meals.

I start off by making a thick blueberry and honey concoction, almost like a quick jam. It adds great flavor, a lovely color, and just the right amount of sweetness to this drink. All you need to do is boil blueberries and organic honey together with a few sprigs of fresh thyme until it gets nice and thick. I like Wholesome! organic honey, as the floral accents work so well with the thyme and lemon.

You can make the honey blueberry mixture up to a week ahead of time – just store, covered, in the fridge.

This recipe makes 1 good sized cocktail. You can double, triple, quadruple … the recipe. Put about a half teaspoon of the blueberry honey in the bottom of each glass, shake more blueberry honey, lemon juice, and vodka together in a large shaker with ice, distribute in your glasses, and top off with some prosecco. I think the drink looks so pretty in those old fashioned champagne coupe glasses but flutes or even wine glasses work great too. And I love to garnish the drink with just a few sprigs of thyme – it looks so fresh and is just a little unexpected!

Gluten-Free-Blue-Bumble-Bee-Cocktail

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Gluten-Free-Blue-Bumble-Bee-Recipe
Blue Bumble Bee Cocktail
Prep Time
5 mins
 
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 248 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons plus ½ teaspoon blueberry honey use divided (recipe follows)
  • 2 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces gluten free vodka
  • 2 -3 ounces cold prosecco
  • 2 -3 fresh thyme sprigs for garnish
For the Blueberry Honey:
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup organic honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme (about 3 inches long)
Instructions
  1. Place ½ teaspoon of the blueberry honey in the bottom of the glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker (or even a mason jar!) filled with ice, add the remaining 2 tablespoons blueberry honey, lemon juice, and vodka. Shake until cold.

For the Blueberry Honey:
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep saucepan. Bring to a boil. Let boil, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until the mixture has reduced in size by at least half and is the consistency of syrup. Mixture will thicken more as it cools. Strain the mixture into a bowl and let cool. When cooled, refrigerate until cold.

Nutrition Facts
Blue Bumble Bee Cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248
% Daily Value*
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 26g29%
Vitamin C 23.5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Laura
    May 24, 2016

    Noticed there are no Blueberries listed as ingredients in the Blueberry Honey Recipe.
    How many Blueberries go into it? And do you chop or crush them before you put them on the boil?

    1. Carol Kicinski
      May 25, 2016

      Hi Laura, Woops! You’re right. I forgot to include them in the honey recipe. I added them now. :) Thanks for noticing!
      xo,
      Carol

  2. Peggy L Gentzler
    February 23, 2019

    Where is blueberry honey recipe that follows?

    1. Carol Kicinski
      March 7, 2019

      Hi Peggy,

      Oops! I’m so sorry about that. We’ve been converting our recipes to a new format so I’m assuming that part of the recipe was left out during that process because I know it was there originally! I’ve added it back in now. Let me know how you like the recipe; it’s one of my favorite drinks!

      xo,
      Carol

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