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Blueberry Whiskey Sour

Mixing up a Blueberry Whiskey Sour brings a fresh twist to the classic sour cocktails you might know. With fresh blueberries muddled right in, it balances the tartness of lemon juice against the smooth warmth of bourbon. The touch of sweetness from the simple syrup ties it all together. This drink keeps things exciting yet familiar, making it perfect for both new tastes and seasoned whiskey lovers. You’ve got to try making a Blueberry Whiskey Sour at home; it’s a real crowd-pleaser.

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blueberry whiskey sour

Blueberry Whiskey Sour

Prep Time: 5 minutes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry, whiskey sour
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Try a fresh Blueberry Whiskey Sour recipe today. Perfect mix of tart and sweet.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces whiskey bourbon works well
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup equal parts sugar and water, heated until sugar dissolves, then cooled
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries plus a few for garnish
  • 1 egg white for frothiness
  • Optional: A few dashes of bitters aromatic or orange bitters are a good choice

Garnish

  • Lemon twist
  • Fresh blueberries

Instructions

  • Prepare the Simple Syrup:
  • Combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let it cool before using.
  • Muddle the Blueberries:
  • In a shaker, muddle the fresh blueberries with the simple syrup until well smashed. This releases the juice and flavor of the berries.
  • Mix the Cocktail:
  • To the muddled blueberries, add whiskey, lemon juice, and ice. If you’re using it, add the egg white as well.
  • If you like, add a few dashes of bitters for extra flavor.
  • Shake:
  • Secure the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. If you’re using egg white, you’ll want to shake it a bit longer to ensure it’s fully frothy.
  • Strain and Serve:
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled glass filled with ice. Some prefer to double strain to remove all blueberry pulp and seeds.
  • Garnish and Enjoy:
  • Garnish with a few fresh blueberries and a lemon twist.
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Blueberry Whiskey Sour
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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