The Old Fashioned cocktail is a timeless classic, loved for its simplicity and versatility. This cocktail is typically made with bourbon or rye whiskey, sugar, bitters, and water, but variations on the recipe have become popular over the years. One such variation is the Blueberry Old Fashioned cocktail, which adds a fruity twist to the traditional recipe. In this blog post, we’ll be sharing our recipe for the Blueberry Old Fashioned cocktail, including tips for making it at home.
- 60 mL bourbon (always use a good one)
- 10 mL blueberry simple syrup (see recipe below)
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
- Garnish: 2 blueberries
- In a mixing glass, combine the bourbon, blueberry simple syrup, and Angostura bitters.
- Add ice to the mixing glass and stir for about 20-30 seconds, until well chilled.
- Strain the cocktail into a rocks glass over one large ice cube.
- Garnish with two blueberries on a skewer.
Blueberry Simple Syrup:
To make blueberry simple syrup, you’ll need:
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- In a saucepan, combine the blueberries, sugar, and water.
- Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved and the blueberries have burst, about 5-7 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature.
- Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer, pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible.
- Transfer the blueberry simple syrup to a clean glass jar or bottle and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Always use a good quality bourbon for this cocktail, as it will greatly affect the overall flavor.
- Use fresh blueberries for the garnish, as they will add a pop of color and freshness to the cocktail.
- To make the cocktail extra cold, chill the glass in the freezer before preparing the drink.
- If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, you can add more blueberry simple syrup to the recipe.
The Blueberry Old Fashioned cocktail is a delicious and refreshing twist on the classic Old Fashioned. With its fruity notes and well-balanced flavors, it’s sure to be a hit at any gathering or party. By following our recipe and tips, you’ll be able to make this cocktail at home and impress your guests with your bartending skills. Cheers!