This refreshing twist on a classic cocktail hails from Fleming’s Steakhouse. Their Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini is perfect for summer, but also melts away the winter blues.
Although I enjoy a good beer or a glass of wine, I’m partial to cocktails if the mood strikes. When dining out they’re usually pricier than their alcoholic friends. And they can hit you like a ton of bricks if they are strong enough (the best ones are). When they’re crafted with love, there’s nothing like a nice cocktail to take the edge off. Especially at the end of a rough day. It just feels better with a well-executed cocktail in hand.
I acquired this recipe from a visit to Fleming’s Steakhouse. I actually ordered two of these off their cocktail menu because after tasting one, I couldn’t stop drinking them! This fruity cocktail from Fleming’s just may be my new favorite! I have enjoyed lemon drop martinis for years, but this blueberry twist is novel and delicious.
It has the tart and sweet balance of an excellent lemon drop with the vibrancy and gorgeous purple hue of fresh muddled blueberries. The exact shade of your martini will vary depending on the blueness of your blueberries. I’ve made this recipe several times and yielded slightly different shades, from pale blush to a more intense shade of violet. A raw sugar rim adds extra sweetness and crunch. The original recipe from Fleming’s calls for Pinnacle Blueberry Vodka. I typically use Stoli Blueberi Vodka, and in a pinch I’ve even made this with regular non-blueberry vodka.
This fruity cocktail is perfect for any occasion. If you’ve got a martini glass and some basics in your liquor cabinet, you can enjoy it any night.
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Have you ever tried Fleming’s blueberry lemon drop? Leave me a comment letting me your thoughts!
Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini
- Raw sugar for rim
- 12 blueberries
- 2 ounces Stoli blueberri vodka or other blueberry vodka–they use Pinnacle at Fleming’s
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 1 ounce simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, cooked into a syrup and then cooled)
- Wet the rim of a martini glass and dip in raw sugar to create a sugar rim. Add 2 blueberries to the glass and set aside. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 10 remaining blueberries. Add ice, blueberry vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup; shake and then strain into the martini glass. Serve immediately.
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