Alright friends, gather ‘round – it’s story time!
Many (many) years ago, I worked in the nightlife industry. I had various jobs: server, bartender, even shooter girl! Go ahead, get the laughs out now, guys.
Anyways, there was this one night that I was working a shooter girl shift. It was a random Tuesday night and I thought to myself, “Tonight won’t be too busy.” So I decided that I would make the most of (what I thought would be) a boring night and only drink tequila. #rookiemistake
Ahh, to be in your early 20’s, eh?
Well, about an hour and a half into my shift, quite a few of the regulars started showing up. Slowly but surely, the tequila got the best of me and I had to go home…early. LOL
The next day I was green in the face and felt about a million times worse than I looked. And believe me when I tell you – I looked awful. That awful feeling continued for longer than I care to admit and the smell of tequila making me nauseous – even longer. Like, 10+ years. Seriously.
But that all changed a few years ago when I was finally able to drink tequila again. #blessed
Now, tequila is my go-to spirit of choice and I like to experiment with new and different cocktail recipes. That’s the bartender in me coming out again!
If you follow me on social, you will have known I was recently sent a goodie bag full of Wild Blueberries deliciousness. One of the items was a bottle of Van Dyk Blueberry Juice, and when I got that bartending itch – I decided to play around with some cocktail recipes. After some trial and error, I came up with a simple, refreshing cocktail that’s so easy to make, you literally can’t screw it up! I call it the:
1.5 oz blanco tequila (My preference is Cazadores Blanco)
3 oz soda water
2 oz Van Dyk Blueberry Juice
5-7 blueberries, muddled
2 sprigs fresh mint
- Muddled the fresh blueberries and the leaves from one sprig of mint in a shaker
- Add the fresh blueberry juice, followed by the tequila
- Add a few ice cubes and shake
- Strain and pour the mixture over ice in your cocktail glass
- Top with the soda water and dress with a fresh sprig of mint and a few dehydrated blueberries