Just at the turn of the seasons, San Francisco has finally gotten the word that it's Summer. While the entire city's been reveling in blue skies and warm weather, the lack of air conditioning has everyone reaching for an ice-cold beer. Me? I opted for an invigorating blueberry cocktail instead.
I consider gin, with its piney, clean flavors, to be the ideal spirit for creating thirst-quenching cocktails. When I got ahold of this recipe with ginger beer and blueberries, I had a feeling it'd be the ultimate refreshment. And it is: the blueberry buck is floral and zippy, with an effervescent ginger finish. For the recipe, be sure to read on.
2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce lemon juice
3 ounces ginger beer
- In a mixing glass, combine gin, lemon juice, and 12 blueberries. Muddle, add ice, and shake well.
- Using a fine sieve, strain into a highball glass over fresh ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with remaining blueberries on top.
Makes 1 cocktail.