This blueberry lemon smash is the perfect rum cocktail for the end of summer! It’s easy to make and refreshing – drink one on the next hot day!
Summer is almost over. Whomp whomp.
I know it will be hard but don’t get sad. One, there is no room at the end of summer for Claire Daines cry-face. Two, you can make the most of these last warm and sunny days with a tasty summer rum cocktail.
When I get a summer cocktail craving, I think of rum. Rum cocktails are usually fun and so is summer. Cocktails with rum often have a fruity twist to them as well – you will often see pineapple and coconut. Maybe even a paper umbrella or two.
Since I don’t like pineapple or coconut (I know, I know… blasphemy), I decided to use two of my favorite fruits. Blueberry and lemon are delicious together and perfect for my end of summer rum cocktail!
Blueberry Lemon Smash Rum Cocktail
To make a blueberry lemon smash, you will need a muddler (I like this one affiliate link). I usually muddle in a cocktail shaker but you can also use a rocks glass. If using a rocks glass, just put the ice on top of the muddled fruit.
Muddle your blueberries, lemon slices and brown sugar together and pour the mixture into your glass. Top with ice, rum (I usually shake the rum with ice first to chill it), and soda water. Garnish with some more blueberries and a lemon wedge.
You’ll be left with a delicious rum cocktail and you will probably want seconds. Just sayin’.
This blueberry lemon smash is the perfect rum cocktail for the end of summer! It's easy to make and refreshing - drink one on the next hot day!
- 2 lemon slices
- 8 blueberries
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 2 ounces rum
- soda water
- In a rocks glass or cocktail shaker, muddle the lemon slices, blueberries and brown sugar together. Pour into a tom collins glass, then fill the glass with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, then fill the glass with soda water.
- Garnish with additional blueberries and a wedge of lemon.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 194kcal Calories from fat 3|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||16%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
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Looking for more summer cocktail recipes? Try this orange mojito
or this raspberry sweet tea cocktail!