Bottoms Up :: Blueberry-Lemon Fizz


I love when cocktails can almost be classified as health food, don’t you? Makes it just a little easier to justify seconds… which you’re going to want, after tasting this refreshing Blueberry-Lemon Fizz that I concocted yesterday (that’s brimming with antioxidant-rich berries, of course!) Don’t worry, this preggers girl only had a small sample, but my valiant taste testers confirmed that it’s a winner. I’ve been stocking up on lots of bubbly italian sodas this summer, and one of my best hostess secrets is – just by adding vodka – they become an instant party cocktail (let’s keep that between us, shall we?) I used pink grapefruit for this one, but really any fruity flavor (peach, black cherry, lemon) would work great. Fresh blueberries, a couple lemon slices and fresh mint, stirred up with a shot of vodka to release the flavors, and topped off with the super fizzy soda. So pretty, right? Keep reading for more images and the recipe… 



Glasses were my great grandmothers. Get the DIY for making the pretty ombré linen here!

blueberry_cocktail3 Blueberry-Lemon Fizz

*serves 4

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced and seeds removed
  • 4 mint sprigs
  • 4 oz vodka
  • Italian soda – whatever fruity flavor you like!

  1. In each of four glasses, divide blueberries, lemon and mint. Add 1 oz vodka to each glass, and stir vigorously to release the flavors. If a couple of blueberries get a bit smashed, that’ll be yummy.
  2. Fill glasses to the top with Italian soda and serve.

*photos by Camille

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27 Responses to “Bottoms Up :: Blueberry-Lemon Fizz”

  1. Elizabeth

    This sounds delicious! Definitely favoriting this recipe.

    Cheers, Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

  2. Amy

    nice job on the photos too Camille!

  3. shirley

    I love it.. especially the beautiful glass. Where can I find that dainty cocktail glass?

    • Camille Styles

      Might have to be an ebay find… it was my great grandmothers’! Anyone know the name of this crystal pattern?

    • Nancy

      Try Pier 1 – they have them all over – sometimes even at the $1 stores.

  4. Annabelle

    The Italian soda thing is a brilliant idea — I need to try that ASAP!

  5. Laura

    These images are so lovely and this recipe sounds so yummy – I’m definitely going to give this recipe a try this weekend!

  6. Lulu

    Have you tried washing the linen? Just wondering if the effect wears off.

  7. Karen in CT

    .. lovely, can’t wait to try this


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