Saturday, April 25, 2009

Blueberry daiquiri

We went to a friends house for dinner tonight. I knew it was going to be a beer-and-meat BBQ (actually, it included veggies too), so I wanted to bring a drink. Originally I had planned to make a big batch of this and bring it over, but it turns out that we don't have anything conducive to transporting more than one or two servings of liquid. I mixed up enough for me in an empty canning jar. It was deeeeelicious. And healthy, except for the rum, I guess. 

Blueberry daiquiri
From Epicurious, mostly. Makes 2 drinks. 

1 c blueberries (mine were frozen)
1/4 c grapefruit juice (or juice of your choice)
2 T sugar
a pinch of thyme (optional)
1/3 c rum (or more...)
juice of 1/2 lemon

Combine blueberries, juice, sugar, and thyme in a saucepan. Cook for a few minutes until the blueberries are falling apart. Strain, then add rum and lemon juice. Cool a bit, then shake with ice. 

I saved the blueberry pulp to eat later, it's good. You could skip straining if you like, just cook the berries down a bit more. 


  1. Ooh! Your gorgeous picture pulled me right in. The colors! Love!

  2. Yum. Great pictures. Great idea. What a way to "enhance" a bbq!


  3. greedydave5:31 PM

    The photos in this post, indeed your whole blog, are just stunning. The "splats" bring everything to life!
    I will be having a blueberry daiquiri sooner rather than later!


  4. Yummy! The color is amazing. Although I'll probably stain my clothes but it still looks worth it.

  5. I like the top photo a lot!

  6. Anonymous5:03 PM

    Egad, these are divine! My husband even begs me to make them. Since blueberries are so plentiful and cheap-ish now, I'm going to make a vat of the syrup and freeze until Labor Day!

  7. PattyBoots5:19 PM

    Well, crap. I find myself making these YET AGAIN. We can't get enough of them. And when it's the 100 degree mark is in sight, that's a good thing!