Made with a blueberry-lavender simple syrup, lime juice and vodka, this refreshing soda spritzer is an easy happy hour cocktail that everyone will enjoy. You can even make the simple syrup ahead of time for your next event and mix the drinks for you and your guests with ease come party time. Or, keep the ready-made simple syrup on hand for any day of the week–you never know when you'll need a refreshing pick-me-up.
- 1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
- 2 cups vodka
- 4 ounces lime juice (fresh)
- Club soda
- Garnish: fresh sprigs lavender
- For the Blueberry Lavendar Simple Syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 4 sprigs lavender
Combine the water, sugar and blueberries in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Stir well to dissolve the sugar.
Reduce the heat to a low simmer and add the lavender sprigs. Let simmer for about 10 minutes.
Strain and pour into a jar, as you pour, use a masher to squeeze all the remaining juice from the berries.
In a glass pitcher combine vodka, 3/4 cup of the blueberry lavender simple syrup, lime juice and club soda.
Add ice and a healthy handful of frozen or fresh blueberries.
When you’re ready to pour you can garnish with some more blueberries and a sprig of lavender.