Maine Royale

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Recipe by Hayley Wilson, Bartender & Events Coordinator at the Portland Hunt + Alpine Club

Makes one cocktail.

Cocktail Ingredients:

.5 oz Rich Wild Blueberry Syrup*

3 dashes of Fee Brothers Peach Bitters 

2 dashes of Sea Salt Solution*

Sparkling Wine

Rich Wild Blueberry Syrup Ingredients 

1 ⅔ (250g) Frozen Wild Blueberries

2 ½ cups (500g) White Sugar

¼ cup + 3 tbsp (100g) Hot Water

Sea Salt Solution Ingredients 

¼ cup + 3 tbsp (100g) Hot Water

1 ½ tsp (10g) Maldon Salt

Cocktail Directions:

Add the bitters, sea salt solution, and blueberry syrup to a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine and a lemon twist, and enjoy. 

This is a great recipe to serve for a crowd or take on the go! Grab a 4 pack of sparkling wine cans and you can build this recipe right in the can if you please.

Rich Wild Blueberry Syrup Directions 

Add your frozen wild blueberries to a pan and begin heating over medium heat. As your wild blueberries defrost and you begin to see some liquid forming on the bottom of the pan (approx 2 mins), add in your white sugar. Stir constantly for 5-7 minutes, smashing the wild blueberries with a wooden spoon. Do not let your syrup boil! Once the sugar is completely dissolved, remove from heat and fine strain your syrup into a heatproof bowl. Press on the berries in the strainer to release all their juices. Add hot water to your syrup to loosen it a little, transfer to a closed container and store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

Sea Salt Solution Directions

Add Maldon salt to the hot water and stir until completely dissolved. Transfer the solution to a dropper bottle or dasher bottle.