Blueberry Lemon Drop Martinis
As many of you know, I’m known for my signature martinis at each event I hold. I am always trying to come up with something new and different. I created this one a few months ago for my bunko girls, and believe me- the Blueberry Lemon Drop was a definite hit!
I came up with the idea when I came across Blueberry Puree at Bev-Mo. I thought it could create a delicious drink, easily, and I was right! (Of course, I’m right most of the time, after all! I AM the Queen!)
In a small sandwich sized zip-lock bag Mix superfine sugar with a few drops of yellow food coloring, and a few drops of Orange or lemon flavoring- until sugar is a consistent color and flavoring is mixed in. Pour into a plate. You may skip this step if desired, and just use plain sugar.
Slice lemons into wedges, to run around the rims of your glasses. Use Lemon wedges to moisten edge of glasses, and dip into your colored sugar mixture. This can be done before your event, so you don’t have to take time once your guests arrive.
I garnish these martinis by simply putting 3 blueberries in the bottom of each martini glass. You could also put the blueberries on drink toothpicks if you want to fancy it up a bit. I personally like the blueberries floating in the glass.
2 parts vodka (put in freezer for a day or two before event to get as cold as possible)
1 part lemonade
½ part sweet & sour bar mix (pre-chill)
½ part blueberry puree (you can find in stores such as Bev-mo pre made, or puree your own blueberries with simple syrup)
¼ part simple syrup
Put all ingredients into a shaker, pour into sugared martini glasses and garnish with the blueberries.