Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thirsty Thursdays: Blueberry Lemon Drop

For the last few years, late August has meant vacation heaven on the coast of Maine.  We know where to stay, where to eat and definitely where to drink.  There are always at least a few meals at One Dock and we can't wait to see what specialty cocktail they've added to their menu.

Last year their new blueberry cocktail immediately caught our eye and captured our taste buds.  Leaving Maine is always so sad but we take the cocktail inspirations with us.  Only they know their exact recipe but I think this comes pretty close.  Definitely close enough to inspire beautiful memories and plans to return.  Cheers!
Per Serving:1 1/2 oz. Vodka1 oz. Blueberry sauce (recipe follows)1/2 oz. Triple sec1/2 oz. Elderflower liqueur1/2 oz. Lemon juice1 Teaspoon simple syrup (optional)

Blueberry Sauce:1 Pint blueberries1/2 Cup water

To make the sauce, add the blueberries and water to a pot and cook on medium heat for about five minutes.  Stir often and crush the blueberries with the back of your spoon.  Pass through a fine mesh strainer and keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

To make the drink, add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.  Shake well and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a slice of lemon and blueberries, if desired.

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