Blueberry Collins

Blueberries are in! When you’ve made enough blueberry pancakes, blueberry crisp, blueberry muffins, blueberry buckle, then make this refreshing cocktail and sit on your porch.

It’s pretty, too!

Makes 2 cocktails

Ingredients:

3oz. Gin (I used Death’s Door from Washington Island, WI)

2oz. Simple Syrup (1part water:1 part sugar)

2oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice

about 20 blueberries

soda water

optional: lemon slices for garnish

 

Directions:

Layer ice and a few sliced blueberries in a Collins glass or a Double Old-Fashioned.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the rest of the whole berries with the simple syrup until fruit is crushed. Add lemon juice, gin and fill halfway with crushed ice. Shake once and let sit for 1-2 minutes. Then shake, shake shake.

Strain the cocktail into the ice and blueberry-filled Collins glasses.
Spritz with soda water; stir gently to mix.

Garnish with lemon slices if you want.

Cheers!