Let’s play two truths and a lie.
1. I love donuts.
2. I love blueberries.
3. I can run 5 miles in under 45 minutes.
Answer: I know I could drive 5 miles in under 45 minutes, as long as I don’t stop for donuts. I am definitely not a gifted runner, but I could probably pick up a little speed if you held a cocktail like this in front of me.
I vacationed in Nashville about a year ago, and one of our stops was a local liquor store. After deciding to limit my purchase to one item, I whined to my friends about a dilemma: in one hand I had glazed donut vodka, and in the other, blueberry vodka. “What do I dooooo??”, I whined. That’s when I was struck with the epiphanic thought that the two would be a perfect union. I’ve been playing with the recipe ever since and I think I finally got it right. This technically isn’t a martini, but for novelty’s sake, let’s just pretend that it is. Also worth noting, if you can’t find glazed donut vodka, cake vodka will do in a pinch.
By the way, serving this with weekend brunch is definitely socially acceptable.
Blueberry Donut Martini– makes 1 cocktail
½ tsp powdered sugar
1 ½ oz. blueberry vodka
1 ½ oz. glazed donut vodka
3 Tbsp frozen blueberries (fresh blueberries not recommended)
Sprite or 7Up
Pour both flavored vodkas into a cocktail shaker. Add frozen blueberries and powdered sugar, and swirl to combine. Allow to sit about 5 minutes so blueberries can infuse into the liquor. After 5 minutes, fill cocktail shaker with ice, and secure lid. Shake vigorously for about 20-30 seconds, until shaker feels very cold.
Strain shaken mixture into a martini glass. Top with Sprite or 7Up, and garnish with mini donut and/or fresh blueberries. Serve immediately.
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To enhance the glazed donut flavor, try a glazed rim!! Simply make a fairly thick glaze of powdered sugar and a very small amount of water, and dip the rim. Hold the glass upside down over the bowl of glaze for a moment to allow excess to drip off. Turn right-side-up and let dry for an hour before filling with cocktail.