This week is my birthday week – I want no well wishes please – instead just send me a pitcher of Blue Balls. You heard me right – it sounds naughty, but it tastes absolutely delicious. Today we learn how to make Blue Balls Mason Jar Martini Cocktail’s. Yummy delicious and a total conversation piece in the garden, it is perfect for a hot August afternoon or a fun evening on the patio with friends. Below is the cocktail recipe – give it a shake (or two)!
Blue Balls – Blue Ball Jar Cocktail Recipe –
- Muddled Mint — Handful
- UV Blue Vodka — 1 oz.
- Pineapple juice — 6 oz.
Muddle the mint in a ball jar. Throw all the ingredients on top of the mint. Screw lids tight. Shake well. Garnish.
When growing mint, be cautious as it can easily take over a garden. Growing mint in containers keeps it contained to a smaller area, so the plants are less likely to be invaders. I used The Drunken Botanist Plant Collection Chocolate Mint for this recipe. Chocolate Mint has a chocolatey smell, but tastes and grows just like other mints. I grew it in my vertical wall garden on the back fence in full shade with kale, beets, and Swiss chard and it did VERY well under those conditions as long as it received regular water. This cocktail recipe is sweet and refreshing and even better when you use fresh herbs from the garden.