97 Days Until Summer!
The sun was out today, the temperature pushing 45 and there is only about a foot of snow left in the blueberry fields so why not think about summer! We hope the weather cooperates and we will be able to start pruning the blueberries within the week but you know spring in New England. In honor of making it through a LONG winter and in anticipation of a great summer, we would like to pass along one of our favorite summer drink recipes : The Blueberry Daiquiri! The above photo was taken last year around the 4th of July and pictures my mom, our friend Jim Cooney and myself sipping a cool daiquiri….cheers!
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup rum
1/2 to 3/4 cup of simple syrup or 1/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice or 3 tablespoons of limeade
1 to 2 cups of crushed ice
Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth. Should provide 4 large servings or 5 smaller ones.
If you choose to use frozen blueberries then lessen the amount of ice to use. If you use limeade instead of lime juice, you may want to lessen the amount of sugar you use…this is definitely a taste test recipe for the “bartender”. Experiment with your ingredients until you reach perfection!
Simple Syrup Recipe
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan, bring to a boil, stir until sugar has dissolved, allow to cool before using.