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Friday Cocktail: Blueberry Smash

We like to use blueberries in this fruity punch, but feel free to use any fresh berries in season from your local farmers market. Sonoma Syrup Company makes an excellent lime-infused simple syrup, but you could also use Rose's Lime Juice or make your own by adding lime zest to simple syrup.


Fruity Cocktail

Basil Gimlet



  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 3 to 4 fresh mint leaves, plus additional for garnish
  • 3 to 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce lime-infused simple syrup
  • 1 ounce POM Blueberry juice (or Cranberry-Blueberry juice)


  1. Using a muddler, coarsely mash blueberries, basil and mint leaves in a glass.
  2. Stir in vodka, simple syrup and blueberry juice, and fill with ice.
  3. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Makes 1 cocktail

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