Blueberry Rum Smash
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Blueberry Rum Smash
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The Blueberry Rum Smash is a fruity and refreshing cocktail that combines the sweetness of blueberries with the zesty tang of lemon juice, complemented by the warmth of white rum. ... more The Blueberry Rum Smash is a fruity and refreshing cocktail that combines the sweetness of blueberries with the zesty tang of lemon juice, complemented by the warmth of white rum. Its flavor profile is further enhanced by the addition of sugar, which balances the tartness of the fruit and lemon, and ginger ale, which introduces a subtle spice and effervescence to the drink. Typically served in a lowball glass, this cocktail offers a delightful mix of flavors that are both invigorating and comforting. The use of fresh blueberries not only infuses the drink with a vibrant color and flavor but also serves as an eye-catching garnish alongside lime and mint leaves, enhancing the overall sensory experience.
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Base ingredient
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White rum
Garnish
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Lime, mint, blueberry
Alcohol content
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11.01% | 2.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Blueberry Rum Smash

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Muddle the blueberries, brown sugar and lemon juice in the bottom of the glass, until the sugar has dissolved and the skins on the blueberries are broken
Fill the glass with crushed ice and then pour the rum over the top
Fill the glass with ginger ale before stirring everything together
Garnish with a lime wedge, some mint leaves and some blueberries, then serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Muddle  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

What can I use instead of white rum in a Blueberry Rum Smash?

If you're looking to substitute white rum in a Blueberry Rum Smash, consider using vodka for a cleaner taste or gin for a more botanical flavor. For a non-alcoholic version, you could use a non-alcoholic white rum alternative or simply increase the ginger ale quantity to maintain the volume without the alcohol.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How should I garnish a Blueberry Rum Smash?

A Blueberry Rum Smash can be beautifully garnished with a few whole blueberries and a lemon wheel or twist. For an extra touch, add a sprig of mint or a slice of ginger on top to enhance the drink's visual appeal and aroma.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Blueberry Rum Smash?

The Blueberry Rum Smash should be served in a lowball glass with plenty of ice to keep it cold. Stir the mixture well before serving to ensure that the flavors are well blended. The chilled nature of the drink makes it perfect for hot weather or as a refreshing cocktail year-round.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize my Blueberry Rum Smash?

You can customize your Blueberry Rum Smash by experimenting with different berries such as raspberries or blackberries for a different flavor profile. Additionally, you can try flavored syrups in place of the sugar to add unique tastes, or adjust the amount of ginger ale and lemon juice to suit your preference for sweetness or tartness.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Blueberry Rum Smash compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 11.01%, the Blueberry Rum Smash is moderately strong compared to other cocktails. It's stronger than light cocktails such as a Mimosa (around 8-10% alcohol) but less potent than a classic Martini or Manhattan, which can range from 15% to 30% alcohol depending on the recipe. It offers a nice balance for those who want a cocktail that's not too light but also not overwhelmingly strong.

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