Friday, August 14, 2009


No blueberry flavored vodka here. Nope. Just a big handful of fresh blueberries.

For 1 martini: In a shaker, put a handful of blueberries (about 1/3 cup). Add sugar, about 2 teaspoons (or more if you like.) Next, add 2 shots of vodka, a splash of Hendricks Gin, and the juice from 1/2 of a lime.

Using a hand mixer (easier than pulling out the blender!) blend the contents for about 30 seconds.

I really love this hand mixer. They're made by Braun and I consider it a kitchen must have. They're only about $15, and it also comes with a small attachment bowl -- like a little mini food processor -- which I find perfect for making things like quick salad dressings. This is faster than even getting out your muddler. When done, you simply rinse it clean with hot water.

Anyway. Once blended, add ice and shake well until chilled. Strain and serve!