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Drink This Weekend Edition: Drinking blueberries

June 1st 02:06pm, 2012

This month, we gave you eight great reasons to pick up a pint of blueberries. This superfruit packs loads of flavor into prepared dishes, but don’t miss out on its drink possibilities. Start with the recipe for blueberry syrup then work that sweet elixir into these cocktails we developed with the assistance of Eclipse bar manager Seth Wahlman. Below, you’ll find recipes using gin, tequila and vodka. (We prefer blueberries with white spirits.) Take your pick.

Blueberry Syrup
Makes 2 cups

1 cup water
2 cups Demerara sugar
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 cups fresh blueberries

Combine the water and Demerara sugar in a medium-sized pot. Stir well. Over medium heat, dissolve the sugar, then the add lemon juice and blueberries. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes, or until the fruit has broken down. Double strain into a clean jar, gently pushing the back of a spoon against the blueberries to release any additional juices.

Big Blue Aftermath
Courtesy of Eclipse’s Seth Wahlman
1 serving

2 Tbsp. Demerara sugar, for rimming
Freshly ground cinnamon, for rimming
Freshly ground nutmeg, for rimming
1½ oz. Milagro silver tequila
½ oz. The Big O ginger liqueur
½ oz. Cointreau
½ oz. blueberry syrup (recipe above)
Juice of half a lemon

For rimming, combine 2 tablespoons of the Demerara sugar in a shallow bowl with a pinch each of cinnamon and nutmeg. Adjust seasoning if necessary. Dip half the rim of a Collins glass into the sugar mixture and set aside. Next, pour the tequila, ginger liqueur, Cointreau, blueberry syrup and lemon juice into a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into the Collins glass filled with fresh ice.

Sage Advice
Courtesy of Eclipse’s Seth Wahlman
1 serving

1½ oz. St. George Botanivore gin
6 fresh blueberries
¾ oz. blueberry syrup (recipe above)
¼ oz. lime juice
1 fresh sage leaf, for garnish
Freshly ground black pepper, for garnish

Muddle the gin and blueberries in a shaker. Add the blueberry syrup and lime juice. Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a sage leaf and a quarter turn of freshly ground black pepper.

Red, White & Blueberry
Courtesy of Eclipse’s Seth Wahlman
1 serving

¼ Red Delicious apple
¼ oz. honey
1½ oz. Mastermind vodka
½ oz. blueberry syrup (recipe above)
¼ oz. lemon juice
3 fresh blueberries, for garnish

Muddle the apple and honey in a shaker. Add the vodka, blueberry syrup and lemon juice. Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a skewer threaded with fresh blueberries.

By Ligaya Figueras

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