Monday, April 1, 2013

Blueberry Bliss Cocktail for Julie


Do you all know Julie of Table for Two blog?

If  you don't, you really should get to know her. She's, well, fabulous.

And she's getting married at the end of the month (really, no joke), and a few of us bloggers are throwing her a virtual bridal shower today.

So... surprise Julie!!! Happy virtual bridal shower!!!!



When Megan (Wanna be a Country Cleaver) asked me if I wanted to be a part of Julie's virtual bridal shower, I quickly jumped at the opportunity, because, as aforementioned, Julie is fabulous.

She is another blogger I met via Instagram. I am starting to think Instagram is the new dating site, except for making friends. I have met tons of bloggers from there, and Julie and I became fast friends.

We hung out back in September in Portland and basically got fat from eating ice cream, doughnuts and biscuits. A food blogger's heaven, naturally.

I'm pretty sure I know we would be the best of friends if we lived closer to each other, and I know I would be crashing her wedding as well if I lived on the East Coast.

Julie has such a kind heart (have you seen the book she sent all the way across the states to me because I had a hard time finding it?), and she is also TONS of fun to hang out with. I can't wait to hang out with her again in May, and again when I come knocking at her door one day in the near future ;)


Julie's wedding colors are purple and silver, so I immediately knew I had to make something with these colors for her virtual shower. Knowing how much fun she is, I started channeling my inner Julie, coming up with the type of cocktail she would want served at her bridal shower.

When I think of Julie, the first thought that comes to mind is how strong of a woman she is. This cocktail is also a strong one, so it takes after her. She is also kind hearted and sweet, like blueberries, and this drink is sweetened with blueberry juice. How do blueberries have kind hearts, you ask? I don't know, they just do! So there! And so does Julie! :) And also like Julie, this drink has some sass and sparkle with the addition of champagne and blue curacao, so all in all, this is the cocktail that makes me think of Julie.



I lined the rim of the martini glass(es) with silver sugar, which after getting sploshed around a bit, ended up landing inside the cocktail, giving the purple drink a silver hue and tiny bits of speckles.

Not to fret though, a little silver sugar never hurt anyone.

It might even add a little extra character.


Next time you need a cocktail to serve, how about doing it in honor of Julie, and serve this Blueberry Bliss Cocktail, but in the meantime, join me and the other lovely ladies of the blogosphere, and wish Julie a HAPPY VIRTUAL BRIDAL SHOWER!!!!

Raising a glass to you Julie! Thanks for being so fabulous, and a huge congrats to your wedding and new adventure of being a wife (and welcome to the "W" club!!!)

Make sure to check out what these other lovely ladies are cooking and baking up for the shower :)
Blueberry Bliss Cocktail for Julie | Printable Recipe
serves 2-3

ingredients:
  • 1/2 c blueberry juice (I used Ocean Spray)
  • 2-3 Tbsp blue curacao (as much as needed to get desired purple color)
  • 1/2 c Prosecco
  • 1/2 cup vodka
directions:
  1. Wet the rim of martini glass with water and place in bowl filled with silver sugar. Twist to coat rim with silver sugar.
  2. Place blueberry juice and blue curacao in a glass and stir until turns purple. Add more blue curacao if needed to get desired purple.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, and place in shaker with ice and shake and strain into martini glass.
  4. Garnish with blueberries
  5. Enjoy responsibly!
 NOTE: This is a very strong cocktail. Feel free to decrease the amount of vodka to desired level.

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42 comments :

  1. Yum!! Somebody's gotta bring booze to the party. ;)

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  2. Brilliant and so funny you mentioned crashing her wedding. I was going to tease her about doing that lol ;)

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  3. omg! this looks amazing!!!! congrats julie!

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  4. Haha, yeah, someone brought the booze! Woohoo. :)

    This is so pretty and I love that it's purple and silver. Aww!

    And blueberry juice?! What? I didn't know that that was a thing! This whole thing is just awesome. Blueberry juice + booze. Yeeah. :D

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    1. Its not a party without the booze!!! I didnt know blueberry juice existed either, but I love it! Especially with the booze! ;)

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  5. Well this is amazing and beautiful and alcohol! What bridal shower is complete without the addition of alcohol? Nice job! And congratulations to Julie!

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  6. Seriously so obsessed with this drink. You and I totally would be BFF if we lived on the same coast!! Gosh, I just adore you. You're the sweetest and most caring person. This drink is so stunning and I LOVE the shade of purple!! Thank you so much for creating this for me (thank Matt too!!) and I love that it's strong - it'd knock me on my feet after 2 sips! Haha, I'm such a light-weight ;) xoxoxoxo

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    1. Aww, I adore YOU!!! You are the sweetest ever, and this was so much fun to be a part of, and lots of fun researching for YOU!!! The sacrifices we have to make ;) XOXOXOX

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  7. Carla this cocktail looks amazing!! I caught my eye right away when I opened Pinterest. And your pictures are gorgeous!

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  8. This could not be more perfect for a shower for Julie. I love it, Carla!

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    1. Thank you Cassie! I completely agree!! :D

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  9. I Love darling Julie! And this cocktail is just perfect for her shower (and for my friday night cocktail!)

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    1. I know, isnt she the best?! Haha yes perfect for Friday nights! ;)

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  10. Gorgeous! I am totally smitten with this drink. Be over in 5!!

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    1. Thank you Lauren :D Sounds fab, see you soon ;)

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  11. No party is complete without a cocktail - this is gorgeous and sounds amazing!

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    1. agreed about the party! And thank you :)

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  12. This could drive someone to drink! Lol. I agree about Instagram. I think I found you on twitter perhaps. I'm just glad I did. I have to say CW, these are some of my favorite photos by you, I just love them.

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    1. Haha yes it sure could do that... And thank you sooooo much Tara! That's a huge compliment :D

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  13. Gorgeous cocktail! I love the deep color.

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  14. this blueberry cocktail looks yummy! love the "kind hearts" bit

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  15. Wow, Carla, I love this color! How beautiful!! I am sure it tastes delicious :D

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    1. Thank you Kristi! It sure is (dangerously) delicious! :)

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  16. That is one gorgeous, purple cocktail! I say we get together and do a little cocktail tasting, shall we? :)

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    1. Thank you Kristen! Let's get together for sure! ;) What time is cocktail hour???

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  17. What a fanatstic colour for a cocktail, really beautiful and perfect for a party.

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  18. You guys are SO sweet! I'm so happy for Julie and I would gladly sip this gorgeous drink all day long in her honor. :) It's a must make!

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    1. Haha thank you Sally! I definitely agree that it is a must make! :D

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  19. This is beautiful! Such a perfect colour and such a fun party drink!

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  20. this is so pretty, but shaking a sparkling wine?

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    1. Thank you Kassy :) Yep, you shake it still. The ratio of the Prosecco to the rest of the ingredients is small enough that it isn't going to get too bubbled up. I had no issues with it at all. If all of the large quantity ingredients are cold (blueberry juice, vodka and Prosecco), then you can stir it rather than shake, otherwise you really need to get it mixed with the ice to get it cold enough :) Hope that helps

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  21. Oh, yum! I never thought to match drinks to a color scheme, but I think it is a fantastic idea!

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