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dark purple cocktail next to a platter of hors d'oeuvres

Blueberry Bourbon Reviver

Amy Traynor
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!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Cooling time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail

Ingredients
  

For the blueberry compote

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

For the Blueberry Bourbon Reviver

  • 1 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz Lillet Blanc
  • 1 oz blueberry compote
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • oz absinthe, for rinse (optional)

Instructions
 

For the blueberry compote

  • 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.
Keyword agave syrup, blueberry, bourbon, compote, Lillet Blanc, summer cocktails
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