Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursty Thursdays - Stars and Stripes

In order to satisfy my creative cravings, I have been on a mad search to find an Independence Day-themed mint julep recipe for this week's TT post. I dreamt of wowing you all with a cute and clever title; something along the lines of "Fourth of Julep" or something equally quirky. Alas, the universe is not on my side today, which became crystal clear to me this morning after I killed my FAVORITE sunglasses in the world after a clumsy misstep near my purse. But, the show must go on and it must be well-hydrated (preferably in a red-white-and-blue tinged haze). So, I have *amended* my recipe and *ratified* a new concoction in line with this weekend's festivities. With just a little bit of absinthe and a surprising splash of ginger beer, this one is sure to keep you on that pursuit of life, libations, and happiness.

Stars and Stripes

1/4 oz. Lucid Absinthe
1 oz. Blueberry Vodka
1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
Splash of Lemon Juice
Drizzle of Raspberry Liqueur
Ginger beer
Fresh Blueberries
Muddle fresh blueberries and add syrup, Lucid, juice and vodka. Add ice and shake and pour into highball glass. Drizzle Liqueur and top with Ginger Beer. Garnish with one sugar cube.



Merci beaucoup!

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