Last week I stopped in the new liquor store in Fort Mill, The Tipsy Bottle, which is located across from Lowes Home Improvement Store. I was in search of a bottle of Blueberry Vodka. Took me a little while to find it. It’s unbelievable how many different flavored vodkas there are available. Pinnacle Vodka has 29 flavor options including whipped cream vodka which I’ve heard is very good. Although it’s a small store, The Tipsy Bottle also has a nice selection of wines and hosts a complimentary wine tasting every Friday from 3 to 7 pm.
Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits so I was fairly confident that I would enjoy the Blueberry Vodka. And I was right. The thing about flavored vodkas is they have so much flavor and sweetness added to them, you almost don’t need to mix anything with them. The lemon juice, pomegranate juice, and Cointreau in the recipe below just really help round out the taste.
Blueberry Pomegranate Martinis
adapted from Southern Living
- 1/2 cup blueberry pomegranate juice
- 1 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup blueberry vodka
- 2 tablespoons orange liqueur (I used Cointreau)
- fresh blueberries for garnish
How to Do it
Place all ingredients except fresh blueberries in a cocktail shaker with ice. Cover and shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with fresh blueberries.
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