Like I mentioned in this post here, I enjoy dabbling in the art of mixology. Even though I’m just an amature myself, I find it fun creating different basic flavor combinations. One day I hope to expand my knowledge and start crafting with more intricate flavors, but for now I’m having a lot of fun doing this.
I wanted to make a fruity cocktail the other day, so I went into my freezer to see what fruits I had leftover. I always keep a variety of berries in my freezer as we try to go picking every summer. In the willamette valley there are lots of blueberries grown, so I usually have plenty of those. Blueberries are also easy for kids to help pick as there aren’t any thorns.
I pulled out some blueberries, found some mango chunks, and decided that those two flavors would make a great smoothie cocktail. After allowing the fruit to defrost, I used my blender and quickly whipped up this drink. The recipe makes enough for two cocktails.
Mango Blueberry “Smoothie” Cocktail
- 1 oz blueberries
- 1/3 cup mango chunks
- 1 oz triple sec
- 3 oz vodka
- 1 Tbsp fine sugar