This summer blueberry and bourbon cocktail is made with equal parts whiskey, lemon juice, Lillet Blanc, and blueberry compote. Make one quick blueberry compote that can be used for both the cocktail and a complimentary hors d'oeurvres!
Combine ½ cup of water, ½ cup of sugar, and 1 tbsp of lemon juice with 2 cups of fresh blueberries in a small saucepan.
Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently until the sugar has completely dissolved. When the compote is a deep red color and the berries begin to burst (10-15 minutes), remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
For the Blueberry Bourbon Reviver
If using the absinthe rinse, pour a small amount (about ⅛ oz) into a chilled coupe glass and swirl to coat. Discard the absinthe.
Add the first four ingredients (plus or minus the simple syrup) and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake until chilled. Fine strain into your absinthe-rinsed coupe and garnish with blueberries.