Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Blueberry Thyme Tequila Smash #BlueberryWeek

This Smash cocktail is a simple concoction of liquor, fruit, sugar and thyme.  It is perfect for enjoying during these dog days of summer.

Welcome to Day 2 of Blueberry Week.........

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A large group of us are sharing Blueberry recipes all week long.  Yesterday I shared a wonderful Grilled Chicken Salad topped with a Blueberry Vinaigrette .  Today I am sharing a cold, refreshing cocktail that you are sure to love but before that let's take a look at what the others are sharing today.

I would like to thank Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures for hosting #BlueberryWeek. More than 20 top notch bloggers are sharing a variety of blueberry recipes from breakfast to dessert. Follow #BlueberryWeek on social media so you don't miss one delicious recipe.

Drinks & Appetizers
What an amazing line up for today.  I can't wait to find a few extra minutes to peruse all the recipes.  Perhaps I will whip up another pitcher of these Blueberry Thyme Smashes to sip on while I read.

It's easy enough to do.  Just boil some blueberries and some sprigs of thyme with sugar and water, until the blueberries start to burst and the sugar is dissolved.

Remove the thyme sprigs and transfer to a pitcher to cool.  When at room temperature add the liquor and freshly squeezed lemon juice.  Mix together and pour into a glass that has been filled with ice.  

When cooking, you are going to smash the berries but you don't strain the simple syrup afterwards.  You simply add the liquor and fruit juice, that's what makes it a smash.

I won't be posting with Blueberry Week again until Friday when I share a fantastic Blueberry Sourdough Coffee Cake.  Tomorrow I will be sharing an amazing Ice Cream Pie during the Fantastical Food Fight and Thursday I will be joining the Bundt Bakers and posting a recipe for a Strawberry Lemon Bundt that is to die for.....stay tuned for those.

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Yield: 4 servings

Blueberry Thyme Tequila Smash

This Smash cocktail is a simple concoction of liquor, fruit, sugar and thyme. It is perfect for enjoying during these dog days of summer.


  • 6 oz. blueberries (12 set aside for garnish)
  • 3/4 c. water
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 6 sprigs thyme (4 set aside for garnish)
  • 1 c. tequila, I used Patron
  • juice of 2 lemons (about 1/2 cup)


How to cook Blueberry Thyme Tequila Smash

  1. Place the blueberries, water, sugar and 2 sprigs thyme into a sauce pan.  Bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until sugar is dissolved and the blueberries are bursting.  Using the back of a wooden spoon, mash and berries that are still whole.
  2. Remove thyme sprigs and pour into a pitcher.  Cool to room temperature.
  3. While mixture is cooling, thread 3 blueberries onto each of the remaining thyme sprigs.  Set aside.
  4. Stir the tequila and lemon juice into the blueberry mixture.  Fill 4 glasses with ice and divide the mixture between them.  Garnish with the blueberry speared thyme sprigs.


Adapted from Cuisine at Home, Issue #136
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  1. My idea of a good drink.....tequila and anything!

  2. Yum -- I really like the blueberry + thyme combination! What a great cocktail!

  3. This sounds like a delicious cocktail! All the antioxidants and tequila too!

  4. I love to make smash cocktails! I also love the combo of blueberries and fresh thyme- yum!

  5. That refreshing blueberry cocktail would indeed go really well with the grilled chicken salad you made! sounds wonderful! :)

  6. I almost made a smash. They're so delicious and easy to make.


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