Spiced Rum Blueberry Lemonade

by Pamela

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I realize that I’ve already posted an alcoholic blueberry lemonade recipe this summer – deal with it, it’s my blog and this one’s different.

I recently attended an event in Los Angeles and was served a lemonade (this one) that I was bound and determined to make at home – it was just that good.  The rum company, who shall remain nameless so as to protect the innocent people who weren’t as stupid as the company rep was, vowed to send me photos and the exact recipe so that I could share it with all of you.  Long story short, the rep (who is an employee of the rum company itself) never followed through on his promise.  Several calls and tweets to the company resulted in no followup or follow through.  So I’d give them a big F*U if I really cared all that much.  But since they couldn’t do their job…I got to make this lovely rum drink with my favorite spiced rum instead – Kraken rum.

I wrote about Kraken rum earlier this year, during the colder months when spiced rum recipes seem to be particularly appropriate, due to the cold weather.  But I’ve since decided that spiced rum is good anytime of the year.  Adding in the subtle flavors of vanilla and spice really perk up the traditional glass of lemonade (not that there is anything wrong with the simple glass of tart and sweet that is lemonade).

This rum lemonade or blueberry lemonade (whatever you want to call it) is a simple cocktail that is as pretty as it is delicious.  You could also make up a large batch of this rum drink, for a party, and let people serve themselves.  The only thing that would be missing is the layered effect that you get by slowly pouring the spiced rum over the top of the blueberry lemonade.

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Recipe: Spiced Rum Blueberry Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Simple Syrup (see recipe by clicking link)
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 12 Blueberries
  • 1 Ounce Spiced Rum (like Kraken Rum)
  • 1 Cup Ice Cold Water

Instructions

  1. Add Simple Syrup and lemon juice to a large glass and stir to combine.
  2. Add the blueberries to the glass and smash 7 or 8 of them (leaving the rest whole), and stir.
  3. Fill 3/4 of the glass with crushed ice.
  4. Pour the water over the top of the ice and gently stir.
  5. Slowly pour the spiced rum over the top of the ice.
  6. Insert a straw, garish with mint and a lemon wheel.
  7. Serve

Variations

Instead of using regular water, you could use sparkling water to make a fizzy rum lemonade.

You could also add more of the spiced rum too.  I ended up testing from 1 – 2 ounces in the drink.  Because there are so many complex flavors in the rum, you just get a different tasting lemonade.  It never got that raw alcohol/burning flavor or sensation.  So mix the rum to your taste.

Preparation time:  5 Minutes

Cooking time:  0 Minutes

Number of servings (yield): 1

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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4 comments

Mike December 11, 2011 at 11:16 pm

TWO TABLESPOONS to an ounce of spiced rum? Uh, sounds nasty, and diabetes enducing…

Pamela December 12, 2011 at 8:29 am

Mike,
The measurements for making lemonade are equal parts sugar to lemon juice then add water. If you take a look at the rest of the ingredients, you’ll see that you are making an entire glass of lemonade and not a shot of simple syrup and rum.

Soul on a Platter August 6, 2011 at 7:42 am

Wonderful blend of ingredients but is that lemonade really earmarked for hubby? I would drink it all myself. Fabulous find on the info graphic.

Jennifer August 5, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Looks and sounds amazing! Love spiced rum. Love blueberries and I love lemonade so it sounds like this drink was tailor-made for me.

BTW where did you get that beautiful highball glass? It’s stunning.

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