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Blueberry Martini and Cheese Pie

Hallelujah!  Memorial Day weekend is close and what better way to jump start summer than with a refreshing cocktail and some cheese pie!

I’ve done the blueberry pancake thing and the blueberry muffins ~ now it’s time for a mighty blueberry cocktail.  If you favor a fancy martini, here it is; filled with vodka, lemon juice and blue curaçao garnished with a skewer of fresh blueberries. 

Curaçao, say “cure-ah-so” is named for the Caribbean Dutch West Indian Island.  It’s a liqueur made with dried sour orange peel, a method popularized on that little island.  The blue coloring is for added flair.  Berry drinks bring out the kid in us all ~ you just might like this so much that you’ll end up making it by the pitcher!

Blueberry Martini


About 30-40 small blueberries
3 ounces vodka
1 ounce Blue Curaçao Liqueur
2/3 ounce lemon juice, or more to taste
Several blueberries on a cocktail pick for garnish


Muddle the blueberries in a cocktail shaker.
Add the vodka, curaçao and lemon juice.
Fill shaker with ice.
Shake vigorously to help the blueberries release more color and flavor.
Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a chilled martini glass.
Add blueberry garnish.
2 servings

Cheese Pie


½ pound sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
½ pound white Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup mayonnaise
1 small onion, minced
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Several drops Tabasco sauce


Spread cheese in a glass pie plate.
Mix the remaining ingredients and place on top of the cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Serve with crackers.



  1. mamamiya...I want to try your blueberry cocktail!! It looks so mysterious and sexy!

  2. Cheers, and I will have a slice of cheese pie as well. Yum Yum. Diane

  3. That is one striking drink!!! I think I'd worry about the blue tongue left behind. I would love to taste it though.

  4. Looks like a really great cocktail! A blue cocktail has to be fun and festive! The cheese pie sounds delicious, saving the recipe, thanks!

  5. Oh my a "healthy" martini! And the cheese pie sounds delicious! Do I detect some southernness in you? The shrimp and grits was a staple when we lived in Charleston, S.C. One could purchase 50 lb bags of rice at the Piggly Wiggly!


  6. P.S. I often met the boats in the harbor for shrimp, grouper, pompano, etc. Now I shop at the fish markets in the Chicago area--and pay a lot more!


  7. I love the color of your drink...and the cheese dip sounds fantastic!

  8. The cheese pie sure sound oh so good! I love cheesecake and my daughters love anything cheese so this pie sure would be a home run in my house.

  9. Angie's Recipes, mamamiya indeed! It is, it is and more!

    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente, Cheers is right! Have a good day!

    Susan, it's worth a blue tongue for sure! It's a mighty one!

    Dishesdone, thank you! It is fun and good for the holiday! Glad you like it!

    From the Kitchen, LOL!!! You are so right, I forgot how healthy blueberries are! Yes, I grew up in Louisville, KY so I love that Southern food! Oh my gosh, I can't imagine meeting the boats in the harbor. That would be fantastic, good and fresh. How cool!!! I know all about the price of fish in this area, nothing's cheap here!

    Bo, the color is perfect and the taste is even better! Glad you like the cheese dip, it's tasty with the blueberries.

    Xiao Yen Recipes, good! I'm there with your daughters on that cheese thing! YUM!

  10. That blueberry martini sounds divine!!...The cheese dip sound great too; thanks for the recipes...Happy day Pam!

  11. never seen abluberry drink!!!
    great Pam, your martini looks fantastic!

  12. Jacqueline, thanks! I just love that blue and it tastes great also! Have a great day!

    Zia Elle, it's a great thing if you love blueberries! Give it a try! Have a good day!

  13. Pam, I love that cocktail. I am just waiting for my watermelon to freeze so I can whip up some watermelon margs...but I am thinking I need to make these in the mean time! Have a great holiday wknd!!

  14. À LA GRAHAM, thanks! Your sound pretty great to me. Love those margs!!! Here's wishing you a great holiday weekend also ~ have some fun!!!

  15. Hi Pam! I think these sound wonderful! The drink is so pretty! Thank you for always sharing great recipes. Have a nice day! Twyla

  16. Oh wow! That looks like an unreal combination! Loving the blue toddy! And the cheese pie sounds just divine

  17. Hi Twyla! Thank you! Glad you like it and you have a wonderful weekend!

    Sinful Southern Sweets, yes! I would say unreal also but---ummmmm! It's good! Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend!

  18. What a combo...yummy!
    I want to dive right into both!

  19. Corgidogmama, you're back! It's good to see you, lady! I'm so glad you stopped by!

  20. I enjoyed visiting your blog. Very insightful! Hopefully, mine will be an encouragement to you.
    God Bless, Bob West

  21. Bob West, thank you and you have a great weekend. God Bless.

  22. that blueberry cocktail looks great!! I love blueberries!

    Have a safe holiday weekend!

  23. Sandi, thank you! You have a wonderful safe holiday also!


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