Wild Blueberry Smash

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

Makes one cocktail.

Cocktail Ingredients:

1.5 oz Bourbon, I prefer 4 Roses

.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

.75 oz Rich Blueberry Syrup*

2 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters 

5-7 Mint Leaves

Rich Wild Blueberry Syrup Ingredients 

1 ⅔ (250g) Frozen Wild Blueberries

2 ½ cups (500g) White Sugar

¼ cup + 3 tbsp (100g) Hot Water

Cocktail Directions:

Add all of your ingredients to your cocktail shaker, top with ice, and shake vigorously for ~15 seconds. Using a fine strainer, strain your drink into a rocks glass and top with fresh ice. Straining your drink is extra important here so you don’t get flecks of mint into your cocktail! Garnish with a sprig of mint and enjoy.

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.