Blueberry-Apple Cordial
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Blueberry-Apple Cordial
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.99 / 5
The Blueberry-Apple Cordial is a fruity and sumptuous cocktail that combines the rich, tart flavors of fresh blueberries with the sweet and slightly acidic notes of apple brandy. The addition ... more The Blueberry-Apple Cordial is a fruity and sumptuous cocktail that combines the rich, tart flavors of fresh blueberries with the sweet and slightly acidic notes of apple brandy. The addition of a hint of lemon zest provides a refreshing zing that counterbalances the sweetness of the sugar syrup. The drink is brought to a celebratory level with the inclusion of champagne, adding an effervescent sparkle that makes it perfect for toasting special occasions. This cordial cocktail, typically served in a champagne glass, offers a deep purple hue and an aroma that entices the senses, promising a luxurious drinking experience.
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Apple brandy
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17.51% | 22.08 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Blueberry-Apple Cordial is a luxurious amalgam of deep blueberry and apple brandy, enriched by a zest of lemon and sweetened by syrup, topped off with bubbling prosecco for a festive touch. This rich, flavor-packed beverage offers an opulent experience perfect for celebrations, promising both complexity and refreshment.

Method
How to make a Blueberry-Apple Cordial

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
To make the cordial, combine blueberries, a teaspoon of lemon zest and brandy in a tightly sealed jar and allow it to marinate in a cool, dark place for a month, shaking daily to mix the flavours
When it is time to make the cocktail, strain the cordial through a cheesecloth into a bowl and add simple syrup to sweeten
Chill for half an hour
Place a shot of the cordial into a flute glass and top with sparkling wine, then serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of brandy than apple brandy in the Blueberry-Apple Cordial?

Yes, you can use different types of brandy in the Blueberry-Apple Cordial if apple brandy is not available. Pear brandy could be a good alternative, offering a similar fruit-based flavor profile that complements the blueberries. However, using a different brandy may alter the original taste of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishing would you recommend for the Blueberry-Apple Cordial to enhance its presentation?

For the Blueberry-Apple Cordial, a few fresh blueberries and a thin apple slice can be used as garnish. Floating them on top or placing them on the rim of the glass adds to the aesthetic appeal and highlights the key ingredients of the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific temperature at which the Blueberry-Apple Cordial is best served?

The Blueberry-Apple Cordial is best served chilled. You can either refrigerate the ingredients before mixing or serve the cocktail over ice to ensure it's cold. This enhances the refreshing qualities of the drink, especially suitable for warmer weather or as an evening refreshment.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Blueberry-Apple Cordial compare to a standard wine?

The Blueberry-Apple Cordial has an alcohol content of 17.51%, which is higher than most standard wines, which typically range from 11% to 14% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes the cordial a stronger choice, so it should be consumed in moderation.

SEASONAL_TIME_RECOMMENDATIONS

What season or time of year is ideal for enjoying the Blueberry-Apple Cordial?

The Blueberry-Apple Cordial, with its use of fresh blueberries and crisp apple brandy, is perfectly suited for late spring through to early fall. These months offer the freshest blueberries and coincide with warmer weather, making it an ideal refreshment for outdoor gatherings or as a festive seasonal cocktail.

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