Blueberry gin sour

Homemade blueberry syrup brings an extra fruity twist to this classic cocktail

, 18 April 2018

(18 votes)

Blueberry gin sour
  • Cook: 20 Mins
    plus cooling

  • Serves: 4

  • Price: £1.60 per serving

  • 200g blueberries
  • 50g caster sugar
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 200ml blueberry syrup (as above)
  • 200ml gin
  • Juice 2 limes
  • 3 or 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Fresh blueberries, to decorate
  • Put the blueberries, caster sugar and lemon juice in a small pan. Slowly bring to a simmer, cover and cook over a medium heat for 10-15 mins, until thick and syrupy. Allow to cool.

  • Sieve the syrup into a jug then press the berry juices out with the back of a spoon. Stir well. The syrup will keep in a sterilised jar in the fridge for up to 1 week.

  • To mix the cocktails, put a couple of handfuls of ice in a pitcher or large jug, then add the blueberry syrup, gin, lime juice and bitters. Stir together for 1 min.

  • Add fresh ice to 4 coupe or Martini glasses, then pour the cocktail over. Decorate with fresh blueberries and serve immediately.

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