Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Blueberry Collins (Original Recipe)


I'm finishing up my summer drinks (and my blueberry syrup) by coming up with ways to change the color and flavor of a few classic cocktails. The Collins is an obvious gin and soda model to work with. The blueberry syrup only needs to replace the simple syrup and all else remains the same. 

For a fun twist, I thought it would be nice to use Vitae's Old Tom gin to tame the juniper notes and add some oak mellowness to this American standard.

  • 2 oz. Old Tom gin (Vitae used)
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. blueberry syrup
  • club soda
  • lemon slice, maraschino cherry and mint garnishes
Combine gin, lemon juice and syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled Collins glass full of fresh ice. Top with soda and stir gently. Garnish at will with mint and fruit.

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