This has been my favorite summer drink this year – a Blueberry Smash. It has elderberry syrup, blueberries, lime, fresh mint, vodka and a splash of sparkling water. It’s a good drink to serve at a party because you can make the base of the drink in advance, put it in a pitcher, and allow guests to add vodka or not and a splash of sparkling water over a tall glass of ice. I buy the elderberry syrup at Ikea, and then you muddle fresh mint, blueberries and lime slices in the pitcher. It is so refreshing and such a beautiful color and I love the addition of elderberry syrup which gives it a slight sweet floral taste. Click here for the recipe….