Spiked Blueberry Arnold Palmer

August 31, 2018 by Nicole Collins

I am sooooo ready for the weekend.

Like sooooo ready.

I know I've been telling you guys (probably a lot) lately that my plate has been super full. I've just got my hands in so many different projects right now that I am completely and utterly exhausted 110% of the time.

Usually, when I start to get a little burnt out, I just take a day off of work. Or, if I have a house project I want to work on, I take a day off of work. But, since I started this new job a couple of months ago, I lost 6 weeks of paid time off. So, I can't just take a day off of work when I feel like it anymore.

And, I didn't realize how hard that would be until I had to do it!

So, I could not be more excited for the 3 day weekend this weekend. I REALLY need that extra day to try and catch up on some much needed R&R.

Don't get me wrong, I've still got a busy weekend planned this weekend. I've got more kitchen stuff to work on. I've got at least one party. I've got a trip to the state fair planned. And that's just what's currently on the agenda. I tend to accept a lot of last minute invites, because I love an impromptu outing with friends more than anything! But, if I can help it, I'm not even getting out of bed on Monday.

That's a lie...a girl's gotta eat.

Anyway, what better way to cheers to the weekend, especially a holiday weekend, than with a cocktail!

And even though this weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, I'm still holding on tight to all things summer. So, today we're making a nice, bright, summery Spiked Blueberry Arnold Palmer!

This recipe is really quick and easy to mix together. Everything goes in the pitcher, gets a stir, and it's done. Easy breezy, lemon squeezy!

Literally...you have to squeeze a lemon for this recipe.

So, we mix a store bought blueberry lemonade (that you can find in the refrigerated section of the grocery store near the OJ [gross] and stuff) with some sweet tea vodka, a dash of agave syrup, and an extra squeeze of lemon juice. Garnish it with some sliced lemons and some fresh blueberries, and you're ready to serve!

This drink is a little sweet, a little tart, and a lot delicious. I have to warn you though, this drink goes down SMOOTH! This is the kind of drink that gets you into trouble, because it's so delicious and refreshing while secretly being a third vodka. So, please be smart, safe, and drink responsibly.

This was a big hit with my taste testers, so I'm positive this will be a big hit with your loved ones too. And of course, since this is a party weekend, you should totally double the recipe and make a big old pitcher for your end of the summer bbq's. I have a feeling this is going to make an appearance at the party I'm attending this weekend!

Alright guys, please be safe this weekend, have lots of fun, get tons of rest and relaxation, and I'll see you on the other side of the holiday!

In the words of Sandra Lee, “It's cocktail time!” Let's drink!

Spiked Blueberry Arnold Palmer

Serves: 8-10 Print

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups blueberry lemonade

  • 2 ¼ cups sweet tea vodka

  • 2 tbsp agave syrup

  • juice of 1 lemon

  • 1 lemon, sliced

  • 1 cup blueberries

Directions:

  1. Add blueberries and lemon slices to a pitcher. Pour in lemonade, vodka, lemon juice, and agave syrup. Stir well to combine. Refrigerate for at least 2-4 hours before serving. Enjoy!

Recipe notes:

*You can find blueberry lemonade in the refrigerated section of the grocery store with the orange juices and lemonades.

*This recipe can be easily doubled for a bigger party pitcher!

*Instead of diluting this drink with ice, freeze some extra blueberries and lemon slices before adding them to the drink to keep it nice and cool.

*This drink is smoooooth, so PLEASE drink responsibly!

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