Haiiiii. this is the start of #thirstythursday posts!
Blueberry. Lemonade. Martinis.
Fresh lemons! yes. Fresh blueberries! yes. BLUEBERRY SIMPLE SYRUP! yes, yes, yes.
Um. for the sake of “recipe testing.” I tried them with fresh lemon juice AND with the kind you buy in a bottle at the grocery store… for… “research.”
I concluded that it’s WAY better with fresh juice.
but like. you knew that was coming. everything is better when it’s fresh. EVERYTHING.
I only want fresh herbs. fresh fruit. fresh juice. yes. YES.
i told you guys about my herb plants right? about how i am growing mint, basil, and thyme in my kitchen? guysss I’m just watering them. i don’t know what else to do! do i need to prune them? WHAT should happen? what am i supposed to do? i don’t get it.
I just don’t even know.
but I DO know that i could drink a VAT of this stuff.
it’s nice and tart. and its so pretty. did you SEE the color?! It’s a brilliant (<- who do i think i am?) fuchsia. FUCHSIA. yes, I want to drink that. please. and thank you.
honestly though, my freaking nails. I NEED to start being conscious about them in these photos. the chipped nail game is real.
so real it hurts.
buttttt again. THE COLOR ^^^^
Womp womp. i always shake my martinis! I find it’s easier than “stirring.” i tend to make a mess when i stir.
not that i don’t make a mess when i shake. I just am constantly making messes.
whichhhhhhh is the worst. i hate messes.
Checkkkk itttt. i know you’re wondering where the pretty color comes from. its this simple syrup! YESSS. are you too lazy? I’m really sorry. Take the extra steps, it’s really important. OR if you REALLY have no interest. ugh. muddle up some blueberries to get more of the flavor and throw them in there with PLAIN simple syrup. but let’s be real, it doesn’t take much longer to make the special one compared to your basic one. I’m just sayin.
BUT. it is really important to use simple syrup regardless. you don’t wanna have to use straight sugar and have it be grainy at the bottom. If you don’t sweeten this up, it’ll be too tart. you can totally sweeten it to taste – but more likely than not, you’ll feel like it needs at least a little sweetener.
okay, okay. i’ll stop standing in your way. go forth and take care of that thirst.
- 2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2 oz bacardi
- 1 oz blueberry simple syrup
- lemon slices & blueberries for garnish
- sugar for rim
Combine lemon juice, bacardi, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake for thirty seconds.
Pour into martini glass and serve.
and you should DEFINITELY decorate the glass. if for nothing other than to please me.
Make it? Lemme see it! Hashtag it: #thepikeplacekitchen