Remembering Seven of Our Favorite Watering Holes on Bartender Appreciation Day

Heather sips her first hurricane at Pat O’Brien’s Bar in New Orleans. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Happy Bartender Appreciation Day! Although we’re stuck at home in the midst of a pandemic, it’s a great day to meander down memory lane and remember all those great watering holes we’ve discovered over the years as we travelled from one coast to the other. Each one of them holds wonderful memories for us, always punctuated by yummy drinks and a bartender with a liberal pour. Read on to find out if your favorites made the list.

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Blueberry Mojito

Blueberry Mojito

Delicious and refreshing, our blueberry mojito is the perfect summer drink.

Although we don’t always serve alcohol when we entertain, sometimes we do crave an adult beverage. At the peak of summer, during berry season, there is little more refreshing than this ice-cold blend of macerated fruit, mint and rum. This drink is perfect served with freshly grilled seafood or alongside a sizzling platter of fajitas.

PREP

10 minutes

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons blueberries
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 4 mint leaves plus more for garnish
  • Club soda or seltzer water
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • 3 tablespoons white rum
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a cocktail shaker, lightly muddle 1/2 cup blueberries with the sugar, lime wedges, mint and a splash of club soda. Add the ice and rum and shake.
  2. Spoon the remaining 2 tablespoons of blueberries into a tall glass and pour in the mojito. Top with a small splash of club soda and garnish with extra mint leaves if desired.
YIELDS

1 drink

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