This is a conversation that I imagine will be taking place in the near future.
Me- "Why, Mr. President,, I hear that you think peas have no place in a frozen cocktail drink… but, excuse me if I am being to frank., but you would, in fact, be wrong."
He would then reply
"Oh man, you are so right! Why don't you come have dinner with me , Michelle and the kids. We (or the kitchen staff) can make these amazingly awesome slushies (virgin of course for the kids) and walk around the house. Michelle will show you the gardens and I'll show you all of my secrets hiding places. And don't worry about driving home, you can crash in one of the spare rooms."
And then we are all best friends and I go to there house for BBQ's and make them dinner. My mr. and Obama will play basketball and talk about beer and I will go to workout classes and garden with Michelle..
It's totally going to happen...
But for real, this slushy drink, it is sooooo good!!! How can anything blueberry mint not be. And sure , peas might seem like a strange ingredient in drink, but trust me, they are not. Peas have such a nice lovely flavor that bring a little sweetness, a little creaminess, and a tiny bit of earthiness to the slushy. And the booze, well that just makes it all the better. Plus, with it being the holiday weekend and pretty freaking hot (I know that the folks down south are melting) any and all drinks should be made in a slushy form.
So no matter how you feel about peas in other stuff (guacamole is fantastic with or without) Don't knock it until you try it!. That's you too Mr. President!
Good time stuff. Frozen blueberries, frozen peas and a few shots of rum.* Fresh mint, lime juice and some plain bubbly water.
* Note.Rum can be replaced with gin, vodka or any hard alcohol you think you might like… or no booze at all.
And here it goes…….Everything but the bubbly water goes into the blender.
Blend it all up until you get a thick icy slush. Add in a little splash of water if you need to to get it moving. Turn blender off when it's slush.
Now add in the bubbly water and watch it fizz. Turn the blender back on for another few seconds, just until it's mixed up and all drinkable slushy like.
Pour into glasses, garnish with a mint leave, and serve with a bright colored straw.
There is no doubt that peas belong in this drink! Soooo F*ing good!!!!
Happy Friday and Happy 4th!
And don't be stupid. No sloppy drinking and playing with firecrackers. Fingers and faces don't grow back!
A boozy Blueberry Pea Mojito Slushy
- 2 1/2 Cups frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 4-6 oz of white rum*
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 1/2 cups plain seltzer water or club soda
- 5 large mint leaves plus a few for garnish if you please.
- 1-2 teaspoons liquid sweetener of you choosing (optional. I used none)
*Note. you can use any liquor or no liquor you want.
Place all ingredients besides the bubbly water into a blender and blend until combined and thick and slushy (add a splash of water to get thing moving if needed). Stop the blending, add in the bubbly water and turn blender back on for just long enough to mix everything all up.
Pour into glasses and garnish with a mint leaf and a pretty straw.
Keep away from children…unless its booze free, then go for it