Red, White, and Blueberry
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Red, White, and Blueberry
Cocktail recipe

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Taking its cue from the classic mint Julep, this recipe hinges on bourbon, simple syrup, and fresh mint, with a splash of club soda. The cocktail becomes especially appealing on ... more Taking its cue from the classic mint Julep, this recipe hinges on bourbon, simple syrup, and fresh mint, with a splash of club soda. The cocktail becomes especially appealing on a scorching summer day thanks to the tart juice of lemon, lime, and orange, plus ripe blueberries and raspberries.
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Base ingredient
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Bourbon
Garnish
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Mint, raspberry, blueberry
Alcohol content
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14.37% | 4.8 units *

Method
How to make a Red, White, and Blueberry

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Combine bourbon, fruit juices, sugar syrup, and four mint leaves in a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake vigorously and strain into a glass over ice
Top up with a splash of club soda
Garnish with mint leaves and a small handful of berries, then serve
~ This recipe makes enough to serve two. ~

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the ingredients for the Red, White, and Blueberry cocktail?

To properly shake the Red, White, and Blueberry cocktail, start by adding the lime juice, orange juice, lemon juice, sugar syrup, and bourbon to a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds to chill and mix the ingredients thoroughly. Strain into a whisky glass over fresh ice, then top with a dash of soda water for the final touch.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some creative garnishing ideas for the Red, White, and Blueberry cocktail?

For a festive garnish that complements the name Red, White, and Blueberry, consider adding a skewer of fresh blueberries, a slice of lime or lemon, and perhaps a small, ripe strawberry. Mint leaves can also add a refreshing aroma and visual appeal. Arrange these garnishes artistically on the rim of the glass or float them on top of the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best type of ice to use when serving the Red, White, and Blueberry cocktail?

For the Red, White, and Blueberry cocktail, using large, clear ice cubes is recommended. Large cubes melt slower than smaller ones, minimizing dilution and keeping your cocktail cold and flavorful for a longer duration. This ensures a more enjoyable sipping experience.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Red, White, and Blueberry cocktail?

The Red, White, and Blueberry cocktail, with its vibrant colors and refreshing taste, is perfect for summer gatherings, Fourth of July celebrations, or any event requiring a festive and patriotic touch. Its refreshing flavor profile also makes it a hit for pool parties, barbecues, and outdoor dining events.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the bourbon in the Red, White, and Blueberry cocktail with another type of alcohol?

Yes, if bourbon is not to your taste or you're looking to experiment, you can substitute it with another type of whiskey, such as rye for a spicier kick. For a lighter, fruitier cocktail, consider using white rum or vodka. The key is to match the spirit's flavor profile with the fresh and fruity notes of the cocktail.

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