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-Lemon Fizz

*serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 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!

Instructions:

  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

28 comments
  1. 1
    Elizabeth | July 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    This sounds delicious! Definitely favoriting this recipe.

    Cheers, Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

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  2. 2
    Amy | July 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    nice job on the photos too Camille!

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  3. 3
    shirley | July 11, 2012 at 2:11 pm

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

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    • Camille Styles | July 11, 2012 at 2:14 pm

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

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    • Nancy | July 4, 2014 at 1:46 am

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

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  4. 4
    Annabelle | July 11, 2012 at 2:37 pm

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

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  5. 5
    Laura | July 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm

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

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    Chelsea Olson | July 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Your blog is amazing! I love all of the inspiration and creativity! And this drink looks delicious; a must try 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

    Chelsea
    http://www.heelsandsunkissedcurls.com
    http://lucibelldesigns.storenvy.com/

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  7. 7
    Lulu | July 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm

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

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    Lisa Thiele | WithStyleGrace | July 12, 2012 at 8:42 am

    can’t wait to try this next summer/post pregnancy!

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  9. 9
    Helen (ThursdayNightDinner.org) | July 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I could totally use this on a hot day like today! Beautiful pictures. This will be a perfect hosting drink

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  10. 10
    Karen in CT | July 23, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    .. lovely, can’t wait to try this

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    Sherry marie schumardo | July 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    I love this drink that you guys have thank you for the reap ices.

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