As we’re all thinking about the weekend, cocktails, fireworks – – and plain ‘ol fun, I thought it’d be a good time to share a yummy cocktail that features the season’s freshest fruit. We’ve made a few cocktails with ginger beer ( and they’ve been such a hit ), so we thought this would be a great time to break out the spicy mixer again. For this cocktail you’ll need to make some blueberry syrup ahead of time, so this isn’t something you can just whip up on a whim. Don’t worry though, it’s still incredibly simple and something a newbie to mixology can tackle.
Once you make the blueberry syrup it’ll keep for a week or so in the fridge, so you can use it on other tasty things like pancakes, sorbet and more cocktails ( I kid! ).
Blueberry Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe
Blueberry Syrup ( recipe below )
Blueberries for garnishing
In a rocks glass filled with ice add 1/2 tablespoon blueberry syrup, 1.5 oz vodka ( we love Titos ), lime wedge squeezed then top with ginger beer. Optionally garnish with additional lime wedges and blueberries.
1 Cup Blueberries
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Sugar.
In a saucepan add blueberries, sugar and water. Bring to a boil then strain liquid through a sifter pressing all juices through. Discard pulp and transfer liquid back to saucepan and reduce until liquid has thickened.