Thirsty Thursday – Wedding Edition
Creating a Signature Cocktail can be quite an adventure. You are going to have several events and you can incorporate different drinks throughout the wedding events. Drinks can range from a twist on a classic cocktail to an eclectic cocktail created just for you and your fiance. A popular route to go is to incorporate tropical fruit flavors native to India. The mint leaf was our inspiration today.
8 blueberries (fresh or frozen and thawed), plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) freshly squeezed lime juice
2 teaspoons sugar
8 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
1/4 cup (2 ounces) white rum
1 cup ice
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) club soda
lime slice for garnish
Add blueberries, lime juice, sugar and eight mint leaves to a cocktail shaker. Use the end of a wooden spoon or cocktail muddler to bash (or muddle) the mint into the lime juice and sugar. This releases oils from the mint, breaks up the blueberries and helps the sugar dissolve into the lime juice.
Add rum, stir well then pour into a glass filled with ice, leaving about an inch of room then top with club soda. Garnish with extra blueberries, mint leaves and a lime slice.
Notes and Tips
To make enough for four people follow these amounts:
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
3 tablespoons sugar
32 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
1 cup white rum
4 cups ice
1/2 cup club soda
4 lime slices for garnish
Created By: Adam and Joanne Gallagher