To save money, I love making my own cocktails! It has always been something my mom and I bond over. We love to make yummy drinks like sangria, martinis, and favorite, a batch of mojitos!
Today I am going to share with you a blueberry lemonade martini! It’s basically the same thing as a cosmopolitan but I use a different juice. I will list the ingredients below first.
- 1 1/2 oz. lemon vodka
- 1 oz. triple sec
- 1 oz. blueberry lemonade
- 3/4 oz lemon juice
- splash of diet sprite
- drink shaker
I am really lucky because the orange shaker I have came from a christmas promotion box of Cointreau. My mom thought it was the coolest thing so she bought three bottles so she could give each one of her daughters a mini shaker. If you do not have this mini shaker, they you will have to measure your ingredients out with a shot glass! A standard shot glass is 1 1/2 ounces. So, when measuring under 1.5 ounces, just leave about a centimeter left at the top.
Steps to make the martini:
- combine all ingredients except for sprite into the shaker
- add ice
- attach the top of the shaker and shake you ingredients for 10 seconds
- pour mix into martini glass
- add a splash of diet sprite to your martini
In this post, i’d also like to share with you some of my favorite cocktail spots. I live in Kent, Ohio and there are so many amazing bars and restaurants for a delicious affordable cocktail. My number one place right now is Bricco. I first tried Bricco in the summer with my dad and sister. Ever since then, it’s held a special place in my heart. I have tried so many of their martinis but my absolute favorite is the pink flirtini.
It has a splash of champagne, how could I not love it? Martinis here are $7.50 each, but you definitely get your moneys worth, the martinis are huge!
Another favorite place for drinks in the area is Ray’s Place! They have a large selection of beers on tap that they change regularly and daily specials. I’m not the biggest fan of beer, but I definitely have my fair share in the summertime when shandy’s make an appearance on tap. Ray’s is also also famously known for their long Island Ice teas. It’s $3.75 for a very large mug and it’s pretty much the only drink you will need all night. Ray’s has been in Kent for a very long time. It’s a casual bar that all the townies and college kids love. The staff is awesome and I give them a lot of credit for dealing with such a busy bar and restaurant every night of the week!
Below is a picture of my dad and I our first time at Ray’s Place. Every time he visits me we have to go there for at least a beer!
What are your favorite places for happy hour around you? I’d love to find out!