Blueberry Thyme Gin Smash

Can you guys believe it’s Memorial Day weekend already? Seems like this year is just flying by. Which, is fine by me – I’m tired of the harsh cold we’ve had all winter long. My poor rosemary bush kicked the bucket, she’s gotta be 10 years old – I transplanted her here from our townhouse on Chincoteague when we moved 7 years ago. One too many hard ground freezes I suppose…

At any rate, I’m looking forward to sunny days at the beach and sandbar sooner rather than later. And this cocktail is perfect for warmer weather. A simple syrup is made with fresh blueberries, fresh thyme, sugar and water. Then the blueberry concoction is mixed with gin, St. Germain, and club soda for a little bubbly flair.

It’s a wonderful combination of sweetness from the blueberries, herb notes from the elderflower liquor and the fresh thyme, and a crispness from the gin and twist of lemon. Very light  and refreshing.Garnished with a few fresh berries and a sprig of thyme – it doesn’t get any prettier!

I used Prairie Gin, it’s lighter in flavors than many other gins I’ve tried – but still great notes of juniper berries which is perfect in this cocktail. They were kind enough to send me a bottle of their gin, as well as one of their vodkas – and I’m looking forward to doing more experimentation at the bar with them!

Be sure to stop by on Monday for another awesome blueberry recipe and a great giveaway to go along with it! I hope that everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend!

Blueberry Thyme Gin Smash

Disclaimer: I received a bottle from Prairie Organic Spirits for review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

6 Comments

  1. Posted May 25, 2014 at 8:01 PM | Permalink

    Wow, I am really sorry to hear about your Rosemary bush. They are so hardy. I almost lost mine when a limb from my Asian pear fell on it and broke the main truck about 1/2 thru. The plant was laying on the ground. But this spring two or three months after it happened, tied it and pulled it almost upright with a string and a stake. It is leaving out and looks pretty good I am hoping it will heal together again. We will see how it survives the summer heat. I love the color of this drink. You could convince everyone that you were only having grape juice. Lol

  2. Posted May 25, 2014 at 9:08 PM | Permalink

    This drink is seriously gorgeous. I love the purple hue!

  3. Kim in MD
    Posted May 29, 2014 at 11:19 AM | Permalink

    What a refreshing, delicious cocktail! Don’t feel bad…my rosemary and thyme kicked the bucket during our abnormally cold winter, too!

  4. Melissa
    Posted September 14, 2014 at 9:05 PM | Permalink

    Delicious! I made this today. So easy and refreshing. Thank you.

  5. Posted March 28, 2016 at 8:25 PM | Permalink

    This sounds like an awesome summer cocktail! Yum!

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