Are you ready for the long weekend? I’m not only ready for a long weekend, I’m ready for summer vacation. The kids are out of school in a week and I am counting down the days. It’s been a rough year for all of us. With one child enduring a killer school work load and another child enduring the highs and lows of senior year, I feel like we could all use a moment to sit down, catch our breaths, and enjoy a good cocktail (the kids will have to settle for some lemonade).
Thanks to Fleming’s Steakhouse, I now have a new cocktail recipe to enjoy. They were kind enough to share the recipe for their popular Blueberry Lemon Drop Cocktail after I attended a recent tasting as a member of the Houston Food Blogger Collective.
We were treated to an amazing lunch that started with bacon wrapped grilled tenderloin medallions with horseradish cream sauce on toast points. Then came blackened red snapper with seared scallops, served on a bed of vegetables and topped with a Cajun caper beurre blanc. It’s a delicious option for those not wanting steak. For serious steak lovers, there’s the 35 ounce prime tomahawk steak with mixed mushrooms.
And, of course, there was dessert. Carrot cake and chocolate lava cake were available and they were definitely worth the indulgence. The lava cake is served flaming which makes for a spectacular presentation.
Whether you’re looking for a place to meet friends for some drinks and appetizers or wanting a date night dinner, Fleming’s Steakhouse will take good care of you.
However, if you can’t get out to order your favorite Blueberry Lemon Drop Cocktail, I’ve got you covered.
How to make Fleming’s Blueberry Lemon Drop Cocktail
Before making the cocktail, you will need to have some chilled simple syrup on hand. Simple syrup is easy to make by gently cooking equal parts sugar and water together until the sugar is completely dissolved. It is a very common ingredient in mixed drinks and will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.
The other ingredients needed are fresh ripe blueberries, fresh lemon juice, ice, and your favorite vodka.
Special equipment you will need are a cocktail shaker (with a strainer), muddler, and fine mesh strainer.
Making the cocktail is as easy muddling the blueberries in the shaker, adding the remaining ingredients, then shake, shake, shake. Double-strain the shaken cocktail (through the cocktail strainer and the fine mesh strainer) into your serving glass and enjoy!
Note: I was invited to attend a tasting at the restaurant as a member of the Houston Food Blogger Collective. All food and drink were provided by Fleming’s Steakhouse. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that help make Taming of the Spoon possible.
- 10 fresh blueberries plus more for garnish
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1 ounce simple syrup (see Notes)
- 2 ounces vodka
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle blueberries until they are broken up. Add lemon juice, simple syrup, and vodka. Fill the shaker with ice, cover, and then shake until the shaker frosts up. Double strain cocktail into a sugar rimmed martini glass. Garnish with extra blueberries.
- Make simple syrup by stirring equal parts sugar and water together. Gently heat the mixture over low heat and stirring until all the sugar is dissolved. Cool before using.
- Recipe courtesy of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse.
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