SO. double berry vodka spritzers. you in?
i thought so. these are SO delicious and worth the “extra” work to make them. sweet and tart… with a lovely “are you sure theres vodka in there” vibe. what's not to love? truth time: my FAVORITE drinks are the ones you can't taste the liquor in. because i'm a baby.
wanna know something exciting?!
i gave up beer and cider this year.
omgggggg. guys i was like a cider addict (not literally but almost?) . frankie told me last night when i went to make a cocktail that “its so weird that you're not going to grab an angry orchard from the kitchen.”
and it is. it's super weird. BUT it's also exciting because it means i'm going to be experimenting with different kinds of hard liquor and making MARTINIS. cause they're my favorite.
are you like wondering why i'm doing this? mainly because calories. and because im embarking on a whole new healthy lifestyle etc etc. sooooo i'm also limiting the number of times i can drink a week… two times a week.
guys listen, i'm going to be running a MARATHON this year and i just can't keep staying out till midnight (lets be real i only stay out till 10) drinking with friends. i have training runs and cross training and STUFF to do.
i'm sure i'll make exceptions for like vacations if i take any. but other than that, those are the rules.
but its okay because that means two times a week i can drink THESE. and they're just so good.
and um. did you see the color? cause i'm a broken record and really that's all i care about.
have you missed these long ramble-y recipe posts?
i've missed you toooooo.
i also wasn't going to mention it but we're halfway done and here i am saying it anyway: thanks for being so understanding over the last two months of absence. i really appreciate the support you all have given me while i figured things out on my end.
as, ya know, a thank you i made you these.
so i first made these drinks for superbowl (they were a hit!) and then i made them the other night for my work frannnnnds (and they were a hit that night too!) and i just want to have them always. can we make that happen? a constant stream of double berry vodka in my life. the end.
JUST COME ON AND TELL ME THATS NOT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COLOR YOU'VE EVER SEEN I DARE YOU.
you're lying. and not fooling anyone.
- for the strawberry vodka:
- 1 pound of strawberries
- 2 cups plain vodka
- for the blueberry vodka:
- 1 pint blueberries
- 1 + 1/4 cup vodka
- for one spritzer:
- 1 + 1/2 ounce vodka
- 3 ounces lemonade (fyi you'll need about 6 cups to make a full batch)
- sparkling water
- Wash the strawberries and blueberries thoroughly.
- Remove the strawberry tops and dice the strawberries. Place in a container and cover with vodka. Cover, set aside, and let the strawberries infuse for at least two hours, but up to two days.
- After the vodka is finished infusing, stream out the strawberry pieces. I always save the strawberry pieces for garnish on the cocktails, but this is optional.
- Place the blueberries in a blender with the vodka. Blend until the blueberries are completely broken down. Pour the mixture into a jar or container and cover.
- Set side and let the vodka infuse for at least two hours, but up to two days.
- When the vodka is finished infusing, pour the mixture over a cheese cloth to get any “pulp” removed. The vodka should be colored, but you should be able to see through it.
- If you're making this for a large crowd I'd mix the vodkas together to make it easier on yourself. Or, if you're nicer than me, you can offer your guests the ability to make their own and choose if they want just strawberry, just blueberry, or double berry spritzers!
- To make the spritzer fill a glass with ice (crushed is preferred) and add the shot of vodka. Pour the lemonade into the glass and top with sparkling water.
- Garnish with vodka strawberries and extra blueberries and serve with a straw.
- Alternatively, if you have a soda stream I make this with the crystal light soda stream mix and it's YUM!
ugh. im going to fill a kiddie pool with this ish and bathe in it… because it was 65 degrees in nyc this past weekend and if the world is going to end i want my last minutes to be swimming in a fuchsia pool of vodka and lemonade. am i being too dramatic or not dramatic enough?
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