When I was asked by Collective Bias "Would I like to go to the Walgreen's Flagship store on State and Randolph to purchase alcohol for a football playoff viewing party?" Ummm...Yes!!!
Truth be told, I was waiting for an excuse to actually go downtown and shop the store after the fabulous grand opening party. So, I called my pal Sissy, 'cause I knew she'd want to check it out as well...and The Little Man will take any excuse to ride on a city bus...so off we went.
Now, between you and I, I am CLUELESS when it comes to mixed drinks...
All I needed was:
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 small lime wedge
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar
- 1 1/2 ounces of gin
- 2 ounces club soda
It is truly sad how lost I was in the alcohol section. Luckily for me, there was a really nice lady who knew where everything was, and we were in and out of there like that.
Here's the lowdown. All I had to do was mash up in a bowl, (15 blueberries, the sugar, and the lime wedge) the actual word was "muddle" but since I wasn't sure what that was...I just mashed it up;)
Then, I added that to the gin, ice, and club soda in my nifty new mixer and did my best Tom Cruise on it...then poured it into a highball glass half filled with ice. (Yes, I had a highball glass...I just didn't know it was a highball glass) Then I added a few fresh blueberries and topped it off with more club soda...and...
I made one for all the grown ups...and then I made non alcoholic versions for the kiddos, yum yum.
It actually was a good game...NY won, and I'm rooting for them in the Super Bowl:)
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*This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias all opinions are mine.