I adore summer! It’s my second-favorite season, but the thing I love most about it is the abundance of seasonal fruits and veggies. Right now I have a gazillion blueberries! I froze a bunch of them, in the theory that they might last longer, but that isn’t happening, because I keep baking muffins and making smoothies. And here is a smoothie that tastes like a blueberry muffin, and has vodka in it! Wheeeeee!
The best way to make a smoothie, in my not-so-humble opinion, is always from frozen fruit. If you use fresh fruit, you have to add ice, which waters it down. Plus, unless you have a super-blender, ice just doesn’t give you the right texture. Someday I’ll have a Vita-Mix, and all my dreams will come true, but until that magical day arrives, I will maintain that smoothies must be made with frozen fruit!
So, to make this, I pulled some blueberries out of the freezer. First, I put 1 1/2 oz of vanilla vodka in my blender. Actually, I wished I had vanilla vodka to put in my blender. What I actually did was put in just shy of 1 1/2 oz of plain vodka, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. It counts. Use vanilla vodka if you have it, but if you need to cheat, people will still read your cocktail blog. Right? Right??
Next, I added half an ounce of triple sec. Then, 1 cup of plump, glorious blueberries. I topped it all off with half a cup of almond milk. You can use whatever kind of milk you want. I like almond milk. Then, I blended it until it was smooth, poured it into a rocks glass, and sprinkled a few more berries over the top. This serves as both a garnish, and a few pleasant little berry-bombs as you drink it. Enjoy!