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Blueberry Honey Bee Cocktail

Recipe by Pretty in Pistachio

As tasty as the name is adorable, this blueberry honey bee cocktail combines the sticky sweet flavor of honey with the freshness of blueberries for a drink that hits the spot this holiday season. The best part? This blueberry honey bee cocktail is easy to whip up in a jiffy so you can always be ready for impromptu get togethers and happy hours. Who knew you were such a prepared host/ess?!

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces light rum
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries, slightly thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  1. Make a simple syrup with the ¾ cup of honey and ¾ water.
  2. In a shaker, muddle blueberries. Fill with ice and add rum, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon simple syrup.
  3. Shake and strain into a chilled cup.

Number of servings (yield): 2 Cocktails

Variations

For a mocktail version, swap out the light rum for a white grape juice.

Notes

The syrup makes more than what one drink requires but can be stored and kept handy for additional drinks.

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