Photo: Alexandra Grablewski
Although bubbly buckles and crumbles are ubiquitous at warm-weather barbecues, we haven't seen too many cocktails that capture the sweet/tart taste of summer berries. That's why this spiked blueberry/strawberry smoothie is so refreshing (it also has a few splashes of orange and pineapple juices, Jamaican rum and the coconut cream Coco López). While Kim Haasarud, author of 101 Tropical Drinks and founder of a beverage consultancy suggests using 3/4 cup of ice, you can use less if you want your drink more liquid-y, or more, if you prefer it on the slushier side.
Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend on High for 10 seconds. Add 3/4 cup of ice. Blend on High for 10 to 15 seconds until smooth. Pour into a tropical cocktail glass. Garnish with the pineapple leaf, strawberry half and a few blueberries.
Recipe and photo reprinted with permission from the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, from 101 Tropical Drinks by Kim Haasarud. Photography by Alexandra Grablewski. Copyright 2013.
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Published on June 12, 2013