The Art Drank // 8

The blueberry. A tiny indigo-colored berry said to have the highest antioxidant capacity of all the fruits (this information was gathered from google). Clearly this means that the Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzer pictured below is the healthiest cocktail ever featured on The Art Drank. My logic is sound. Hail to the blueberry. I swear I didn't drink before or during the writing of this post... Blueberry Art Print by Brian Lynch via Society6 and Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzers via The Kitchn.

Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzer

Ingredients

Makes a 32 ounce pitcher

1 cup blueberries, for ice cubes 2 cups vodka 3/4 cup blueberry lavender simple syrup* recipe below 4 ounces lime juice Soda water Fresh lavender for garnish

Directions

Divide the cup of blueberries between two ice cube trays and fill with water. Freeze completely. OR spread them evenly on a sheet tray and freeze until solid.

In a glass pitcher combine the vodka, simple syrup, lime juice, and club soda. Add ice cubes. Add remaining ice cubes to glasses. Pour the mixture over top and serve with a sprig of lavender.

Blueberry Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe

1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1 cup blueberries 4 lavender sprigs (or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried food-grade lavender buds)

Combine these three ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat to a low simmer and add 4 lavender sprigs (or 1 1/2 teaspoons of dried lavender) and keep on low heat for 10 minutes.

Strain pressing the blueberries to get all of their juice.

Recipes from The Kitchn. This site is the best, check it out immediately.

(Did I lose you at "simple syrup"? I understand. See other Art Drank recipes here!)