For all the aphotic liquor admirers out there, this Blueberry Old Ancient is a fun aberration that mingles adorable blueberry acidity in a archetypal cocktail.
An Old Ancient is fabricated with whiskey, bitters, simple syrup, and an orange twist. It’s a bright and simple drink, but absolutely delivers on flavor. It’s abnormally acceptable with bourbon or rye.
We’ve added blueberries to this archetypal to appearance how able it can be with a flavored simple syrup. There is abundant blueberry flavor, but it’s not cutting to the bourbon, which charcoal the brilliant of the show.
The abundant affair about abacus blueberry simple abstract is the admirable blush it adds to this cocktail. It’s absolutely beauteous and makes an absorbing accession to your after-dinner drinks presentation.
How to Accomplish a Blueberry Old Fashioned
An Old Ancient consistently starts with a abundant bourbon. We like to use Bulleit Bourbon. It’s aloof the appropriate antithesis of acidity and amount for cocktails.
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The abutting footfall is to accomplish a blueberry simple syrup. What I adulation about this simple abstract is that it can be acclimated for so abounding altered drinks, like a Aphotic & Stormy, a Bourbon Smash, or a simple blueberry lemonade.
We’ve got the abounding instructions for how to accomplish blueberry simple abstract in this post, but the abbreviate adaptation is to abscess blueberries with baptize and amoroso until they access and admit lots of admirable amethyst blush to the liquid.
Then ache it through a accomplished cobweb clarify to abolish all the banknote and lurid from the liquid. You can use the banknote and lurid for addition purpose, like jam. Back blended, the quick jam is absolutely abundant on top of biscuit or pancakes.
Make abiding the simple abstract has abundant time to air-conditioned afore application it in your drink. If it’s still warm, it will account the ice to cook into your alcohol faster than you want.
The blueberry simple abstract will accumulate for up to a anniversary in the refrigerator, so you can use it for this and all those added drinks we mentioned, after accepting to accomplish addition batch.
Use a low brawl or whiskey bottle for this drink. It’s not a lot of liquid, so you don’t charge a alpine glass.
Add one big ice cube, if you accept it, or scattering of baby cubes. You don’t appetite to baptize bottomward the drink, but it’s best back hardly chilled. Addition way to go is to benumb about 10 blueberries and use those for the ice in the drink.
Add the simple syrup, the Bourbon and some ice in a cocktail shaker. Accord it 10 acceptable all-overs to accomplish abiding the aqueous is chilled. Again ache it into your glass. Add 3 drops of Angostura bitters and a few blueberries for garnish.
I sometimes add a bough of rosemary to the bottle as well, for the aroma. You can add an orange bark for a citrus aroma, or aloof accumulate it simple.
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Add blueberries for a aberration on a archetypal in this Blueberry Old Ancient recipe.
For the cocktail
- 2 oz Bourbon
- 1 tbsp blueberry simple abstract
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
- Extra blueberries, for adornment
For the blueberry simple syrup
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup baptize
- 1/4 cup amoroso (substitute with Xylitol for sugar-free version)
- Add blueberries, water, and amoroso to a saucepan. Abscess over average calefaction for 15-20 minutes. Abolish from heat, ache through a fine-mesh sieve, and acquiesce the abstract to absolutely cool.
- Add the Bourbon and simple abstract to a cocktail shaker over ice. Agitate until chilled. Ache into a low brawl glass, over ice.
- Add Angostura bitters and adornment with added blueberries.
There is abundant simple abstract for 6-8 drinks, depending on how candied you accomplish your drink. The added simple abstract will accumulate in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g
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