Thursday, August 21, 2014
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.
1 1/2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Blueberry sauce (recipe follows)
1/2 oz. Triple sec
1/2 oz. Elderflower liqueur
1/2 oz. Lemon juice
1 Teaspoon simple syrup (optional)
1 Pint blueberries
1/2 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.