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a bright pink cocktail with mint and a spoon of blueberries.

Blueberry Linden Flower Whiskey Smash

Amy Traynor
This fruity whiskey smash variation uses linden blossom simple syrup for its soothing and calming properties. Blueberries, whiskey, lemon juice and mint make this a refreshing summer cocktail.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Steep time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail

Ingredients
  

For the cocktail:

  • 2 oz whiskey
  • ¾ oz linden flower simple syrup* (you can substitute plain simple syrup)
  • ½ a lemon, cut into wedges
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • handful of blueberries (frozen berries add more color)

*For the linden flower syrup:

  • 2 tbsp dried linden flowers
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water

Instructions
 

For the linden flower simple syrup:

  • Add the linden flowers to a mason jar or heatproof 2 cup measuring cup and pour the boiling water over them.
  • Let the flower steep for about 5 minutes, then strain out the solids.
  • Add the sugar to the liquid and stir until all of the sugar has dissolved. Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

For the cocktail:

  • Muddle the frozen blueberries and lemon wedges in a cocktail shaker.
  • Add the remaining ingreidents and fill the shaker 3/4 with ice.
  • Shake until chilled, then double strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with mint and blueberries.

Notes

RECIPE:
  • 2 oz blueberry-infused whiskey
  • 1 oz linden flower simple syrup
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • A handful of blueberries
  • Several mint leaves
Muddle berries in the serving glass, top with crushed ice. Add remaining ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to chill, strain over crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a few pretty berries.
Linden Flower Syrup
100g sugar, 100 ml water, 2 tbsp dried organic linden flowers and leaves
Keyword blueberry, edible flowers, smash, whiskey, whiskey smash
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