Friday, July 15, 2011
Blueberry Bourbon Cocktail
Happy Friday guys!
Anybody planning anything fun for the weekend?
We have a meeting with a potential caterer tomorrow, so we're really excited about that! Just another thing to check off the list you know?
And after the somewhat crazy week we've both had, I think one of these cocktails will definitely be in order as well!
But first, don't forget to vote in this week's bi-monthly poll...
1 to 2 shots bourbon (we used Maker's)
1 cup blueberries
juice from 1 lemon
zest from 1 lemon
1 tablespoon maple syrup, divided
2 tablespoons sugar
We had gotten a bunch of blueberries from our CSA in the past couple of weeks, so I needed to make use of them - and what better way than to make a cocktail?
Start with about 3/4 cup of blueberries. Muddle them down in a cocktail shaker (or bowl if you don't want to dirty two cocktail shakers) - you could strain them if you'd like, but I was kind of lazy so I went for a "rustic" cocktail.
Add in bourbon, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of maple syrup, and a dash of sugar. Shake for a good minute or two.
Mix the lemon zest with about a tablespoon of sugar (more if needed) on a flat plate.
Brush the rim of a mason jar with maple syrup and dip in lemon zest/sugar mixture.
Fill the mason jar with ice and some leftover blueberries. Pour the bourbon cocktail into the jar and garnish with a lemon slice. Enjoy!
What a way to celebrate the weekend right?
What's your favorite Friday night cocktail?