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Blueberry Whiskey Spritzers

  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These blueberry whiskey spritzers are the perfect fizzy, refreshing cocktails for summer!


Ingredients

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FOR THE BLUEBERRY SYRUP:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup blueberries (frozen is fine if fresh aren't in season)

FOR THE COCKTAILS:

  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) whiskey
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) blueberry syrup
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) lemon juice
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) club soda
  • Plenty of ice cubes

Instructions

FOR THE BLUEBERRY SYRUP:

  1. Combine sugar, water, and blueberries in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved and blueberries have softened.
  2. Remove saucepan from heat and let cool for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Strain syrup into a separate bowl to remove the blueberries and set syrup aside. Save the berries for smoothies!

FOR THE COCKTAILS:

  1. Add a few ice cubes to four cocktail glasses.
  2. In a large shaker, combine whiskeyblueberry simple syrup, and lemon juice. Add a handful of ice and shake to chill.
  3. Strain drinks evenly between your four cocktail glasses of ice.
  4. Top each cocktail with a splash of club soda and serve immediately.

Notes

Substitutions and Additions. Increase or decrease the amount of blueberry syrup in these cocktails to adjust the sweetness. Muddle some fresh basil, mint, or rosemary into the cocktail shaker before mixing for a subtle, earthy flavor. Garnish these cocktails with fresh blueberries, a slice of lemon, or a sprig of mint if you like. Use champagne or tonic water in place of club soda. Use vodka or gin in place of whiskey if you like.

Make the syrup ahead of time. Make the blueberry syrup a few days in advance and store it in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.

Make it a mocktail. Omit the liquor entirely or swap your favorite nonalcoholic spirit to make these alcohol free!

For a Crowd. This is a great cocktail to pre-make for a crowd. Mix the whiskey, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a pitcher. Serve alongside an ice bucket full of ice. Pour single servings into a glass over ice (or shake over ice), top with club soda and serve!

You’ll have some extra syrup after making this recipe – use it in other cocktails, in salad dressings, or as a sweet addition to your morning smoothie!

Keywords: drinks, summer, cocktail