Signature
Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Whiskey • Sweet
Blueberry Buck

A blueberry pie, fresh from the oven, is one of the summer’s great treats, each bite filled with bright pops of tart, blueberry goodness. In order to transform that delectable dessert into a cocktail we can enjoy all year round, we looked to the Bourbon Buck (essentially a bourbon Moscow Mule) for inspiration. The vanilla-sweetness of bourbon and gingery kick of craft ginger beer mimic the pie’s buttery crust, while a homemade blueberry syrup and lemon juice replicate the tart filling. Vibrantly blue, the cocktail tastes just as delicious as it looks.

The Essentials

Bourbon
Blueberry Syrup
Ginger Beer
Shaker
Strainer
The Details
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Ingredients

2 oz Bourbon
0.75 oz Blueberry Syrup
0.5 oz Lemon Juice
Ginger Beer
Mint, for garnish
Blueberry on a pick, for garnish

Method

  • Add the bourbon, blueberry syrup and lemon juice to a shaker tin. Shake.
  • Using a Hawthorne strainer, strain the cocktail into a Collins glass with fresh ice.
  • Top with ginger beer and stir to incorporate.
  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a blueberry on a pick.
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Strength:
Blueberry Syrup
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

1 Cup sugar
1 Cup Water
0.5 oz Blueberries

Method

  • In a saucepan, combine the sugar, water, lemon zest and fresh blueberries.
  • Bring the ingredients to a strong simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat.
  • If the blueberries don’t pop, gently mash them with a fork.
  • Allow to sit overnight in the refrigerator and cool.
  • Strain the syrup through a fine sieve. Refrigerate until using.