If you need fun, refreshing summer drinks, this Blueberry Basil Bourbon Cocktail is for you! Enjoy fresh summer ingredients in a tasty bourbon cocktail made with blueberry and basil
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Bourbon isn't really known for being a summer cocktail, in my opinion.
But apparently, it's Bourbon Day on June 14th, so celebrate we will.
Blueberry Bourbon Cocktail
While I've been at my grandmother's house in Point Clear, AL, I've been raiding her blueberry bushes daily. And I decided that I could use her blueberries to make a cocktail for bourbon day.
Surely, blueberry and bourbon could work together, right?
And since I am a huge fan of alliteration, I decided to add another "b" ingredient in the mix for a Blueberry Basil Bourbon Cocktail because that's just fun to say.
Especially after two of these cocktails 😉
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Making these bourbon cocktails is similar to making Mint Juleps, just not as specific.
Basically, you will just mash together blueberries, basil and sugar until the blueberries are mashed, the basil is fragrant and the sugar dissolves.
Then add in some bourbon and ice, top with a little club soda or sparkling water, and enjoy!
It's a refreshing summer cocktail that you can enjoy whether or not it's Bourbon Day.
Be sure to enjoy the bloopers while drinking the cocktail...
Blueberry Basil Bourbon Cocktail
- ¼ cup blueberries
- 1 tablespoon basil chopped
- 2 teaspoon sugar or honey
- 3 oz bourbon
- 8 oz club soda or sparkling water
- Mash together the blueberries, basil and sugar until the blueberries are mashed, the basil is fragrant and the sugar dissolves.
- Pour 1.5 ounces each of bourbon into ice filled glasses.
- Spoon blueberry mixture into each glass (about 1-2 tablespoons each).
- Pour about 4 ounces (½ cup) into each glass.
- Add more ice if needed, and garnish with extra blueberries and/or basil if desired. Enjoy!
What I used for this recipe:
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You managed to combine 5 of my favorite ingredients into one fabulous cocktail. Nice work!!!
Woohoo!! That's the best kind of drink 😉
Wow, what a unique cocktail idea. So summery and it would be perfect for serving up at a garden party.
Thank you!! These would be perfect for a garden party 😉
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry says
Wow, what a delicious combination of ingredients, this sounds like it would be an amazingly refreshing drink!
I'm always looking for recipes to use the basil in my garden. Even better that it's a cocktail!
Oh yes to this cocktail - a perfect after-work cocktail with friends.