Vodka Berry Smash Cocktail

The Black Cat Kitchen
by The Black Cat Kitchen
2 drinks
5 min

The fourth of July is this weekend! What plans do you have? Are you getting back into some 'normal' activities of the past? There might be some fireworks calling my name, but I do know that we will have our family over for a cookout and some yummy food. Making the drinks for events like this always seems like an afterthought to me, so I wanted to be more intentional this time in creating a special and spirited drink.

This vodka berry smash can easily be made non-alcoholic with the removal of the vodka and addition of either more lemonade or club soda (I would personally go heavier on more lemonade if subbing out vodka just because it's tastier than club soda in my opinion! :) ).

This is a fun drink to make because you can be fancy by 'muddling' or as I like to say, smashing, your berries. The messier the better! Enjoy and happy Fourth of July!

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Vodka Berry Smash Cocktail
Recipe details
  • 2  drinks
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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Vodka Berry Smash
  • 1/2 C blueberries
  • 1/2 C raspberries
  • 1/2 C club soda, divided
  • 1/2 C lemonade, divided
  • 3 oz vodka, divided
  • 2 toothpicks
  • small amount of granulated sugar (about 1 tsp)
  • Fresh lemon balm or mint for garnish (optional)
Vodka Berry Smash
Muddle berries together with a spoon
Add ice cubes between two glasses
Divide muddled berries between the two glasses
Roll blueberries in granulated sugar and pierce a few on each toothpick to decorate glass
Add 1/4 C club soda to each glass
Add 1/4 C lemonade to each glass
Add about 1.5 oz vodka to each glass
Add sprig of fresh lemon balm or mint to each glass (optional)
Top with toothpick/blueberries
Serve immediately
  • Swap out berry types if you would like
  • Also note that this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled
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