Miranda Lambert is a girl after my own heart.
She just released a cookbook called Miranda Lambert: Y’ALL EAT YET? Welcome to The Pretty B*tchin’ Kitchen, which is almost as much a memoir of sorts as it is full of great and simple recipes.
And of course, in true Miranda fashion, there are some fantastic cocktail recipes that sound delicious and I can’t wait to try out.
She made an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers a couple weeks ago to talk about it all, where she shared some details about her favorite cocktail “The Bluebird,” named after her #1 hit “Bluebird.”
She told him that she usually mixes it with tequila or Titos, and that it’s supposed to be two ounces of your liquor of choice… though she admitted that she does a generous pour, and usually does “a six count”:
“You can make it with tequila, you can make it with bourbon, you can make it with Titos. I usually do tequila or Titos, and it is muddled blueberries and mint and some soda and a little of simple syrup.
And it’s supposed to be like two ounces of whatever, but I’m like… I just do, like, a six count.”
And when it comes to taking the time to actually muddle the blueberries, Miranda says it only counts for the first two rounds, and after that, she’s usually just goes for the tequila with a little soda:
“Yeah, I think the first two you should really care, and then after that you’re like, how about just the soda and the tequila? That’d be great!”
Like I said, a girl after my own heart… to have just one drink with Miranda. I think my life would be fully complete.
And if you want to make it exactly how she does, the simple recipe goes as follows:
-2 fresh mint leaves
-1 ounce simple syrup
-2 ounces bourbon (I like Woodford Reserve)
-2 tablespoons lime juice
-Lemon wheel, for garnish
Muddle the blueberries and mint with the simple syrup. Add to shaker with ice, along with the bourbon and lime juice. Shake vigorously. Pour into a collins glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
I know what I’ll be mixing up this weekend…
You can watch her full interview with Seth below.