A friend lives next door to a blueberry farmer. He started the farm a few years ago, and I got really spoiled having access to fresh, huge, sweet blueberries for $5 a pound. After two years of home delivery, the farm was getting more successful and the price went up to $6 a pound – still a great deal. But then, last year, I didn’t get a text when the berries were ready. By the time I tracked them down at the local hairdressing spot (the farmer and store owner are dating), they were all gone. This year was the same, I didn’t even see the sign advertising them.
That’s a problem.
You see, my family has become addicted to those huge, juicy blue bombs of flavor.
Sweet, sweet blue bombs of flavor.
Not available again this year.
On a happy note, I’ve joined a fabulous co-op that provides me with plenty of fresh fruit and veggies, including some unique items like yellow watermelon.
It tastes pretty much like red watermelon, but looks bring and sunny.
I decided to combine my love of blueberries (frozen this time) with the juicy yellow watermelon. I whirred them together and added a magic ingredient: 20-year old rum. Yep, I made daiquiris for homemade happy hour. It was a spur of the moment idea, and it came out really great.
What’s your favorite summer cocktail?
Blueberry Watermelon Daiquiris
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup watermelon chunks
2 oz rum
Combine in blender and puree. Serve in two glasses, garnished with a wedge of watermelon and topped with whipped cream.