Jen Causey
Jen Causey May 16, 2012

signature drink recipe | berry blue-tini

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This is a new feature to Something Turquoise, the signature drink recipe. Having multiple bartenders in my family… who are always dreaming up new concoctions… gave me an idea! Why not feature a new wedding inspired cocktail each month!!! Here is the second signature drink recipe ~ the berry blue-tini. Perfect for a nautical wedding or perhaps one that has a blue color scheme… Aly this is for you!

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To me – it is all about the color. I encourage all my brides to serve a ‘signature drink’ at their receptions and/or bridal showers. One that matches their party either in theme or in color. This month, I was completely inspired by a comment I received on last months drink post looking for a blue drink. Something to consider when choosing a signature beverage is the ease of serving… this drink is so simple; equal parts Smirnoff Blueberry Vodka, and 7Up, garnished with a martini pic full of blueberries. If at a wedding, your bartenders will have no problem serving this drink. If at a bridal shower, have the blueberry martini picks made up ahead of time, the Vodka and 7Up set out for your guests to mix themselves, so simple! Enjoy!

The Berry Blue-tini

1/2 – Smirnoff Blueberry Vodka

1/2 – 7Up

1 martini pick full of fresh blueberries

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May 16, 2012

Reblogged this on desiredassistanceweddings.

Joseph Tkach
June 26, 2012

This is probably OK, but it could be a whole lot better. It looks beautiful with the garnish, but who really wants to drink Sprite? you could get this same clear drink, and a similar, but much more sophisticated flavor, using the following recipe: 1.5 oz blueberry vodka .25 oz lemon juice (any more would cloud the drink) Stir over ice for 20 seconds and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

I'm not really sure how sweet the blueberry vodka is, but I suspect it has quite a bit of sugar in it. If it doesn't, add .5 oz of cointreau to balance it.

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    June 26, 2012

    Thank you for your insight Joseph! However, the purpose of ST's Signature Cocktails is the ease, color and drinkability for serving at a wedding. Because the couple will be serving this drink to 150-300 people, I advise serving lower alcohol content type cocktails due to the cost, flavor profile, and lower chance of your guests getting completely snokered during the cocktail hour. I agree that your recipe might be perfect for a dinner party but it doesn't fit the description of a 'signature wedding cocktail'. Also, I feel the cointreau would throw off the clear color of the cocktail and focus less on the deep blue of the berries, which is what we were looking for. That brings me to my favorite part of an 'ST Signature Drink' the color... which of course must match your wedding! If you come across (or create) any light spirited, fun colored cocktail I would love to have you submit the recipe for publication on one of these posts!