Blue Bumble Bee Cocktail
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!
- 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
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup organic honey
- 1 cup water
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme (about 3 inches long)
Place ½ teaspoon of the blueberry honey in the bottom of the glass.
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.
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.
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