- 2 oz Vodka (I used Ketel One)
- 1/4 oz Lemon Juice
- 1 Handful (scientific measurement) or about a dozen fresh blueberries
- 3/4 oz Simple Syrup (1:1 sugar and water, I used store-bought)
- Lemon peel and a couple of blueberries for garnish
First, pick some fresh blueberries. This is science, after all, but feel free to buy lab-tested fruit at the store.
Muddle the blueberries in the simple syrup. Don't let this muddling thing intimidate you or make you think this drink will take forever to make. You're just smashing up blueberries here. The Consumatorium Labs muddle-meter measures virtually zero force required to squish the berries and only about 30 seconds needed to create a juicy, blueberry mixture.
Add the vodka and lemon juice to your muddled mixture and throw in some ice. While I'm not a huge fan of them, I found it easier to use a Boston Shaker for this drink since the fruit was being muddled in a glass anyway. Just slap on the stainless steel part, making sure you have a seal and shake away.
Strain into a cocktail glass. Some blueberry skin will inevitably get into the glass. Don't sweat it, it adds to the presentation. Then, garnish with a couple of blueberries and a lemon peel, making sure the oils from the lemon go into the glass as you cut your lemon slice (yes, it makes a difference).