Violet Blueberry Gin Sour garnisged with blueberries and flowers
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Violet Blueberry Gin Sour

Pretty violet liqueur ramps up the floral undertones that the blueberries impart to this cocktail and a mix of lemon & lime juice helps balance the sweetness. Expect to shake up a fruity, floral and lip-smackingly fresh libation.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Alcoholic Drink
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: blueberries, blueberry, cocktail, gin, Gin sour, violet, violet liqueur
Servings: 2 Drinks
Author: Jane Saunders | LittleSugarSnaps

Ingredients

  • 40 Fresh blueberries
  • 80 ml Gin (pick a floral one)
  • 15 ml/ 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 15 ml/ 1 tbsp Lime juice
  • 10 ml/ 2 tsp Violet liqueur
  • 40 ml/ 8 tsp Sugar cane syrup
  • 2 Egg whites (small eggs)

Garnish: blueberries and food-safe flowers (grown without harmful chemicals/ pesticides etc)

    Instructions

    • Begin by putting the blueberries into a jug and squash using a cocktail muddler or the end of a rolling pin
    • Pour over the gin and muddle a little more
    • Strain through a fine-meshed sieve, pressing down on the solids to extract all juice and gin. Discard the fruit pulp
    • Optional extra step: strain the liquid a second time - this time through filter paper or a nut bag. This helps remove tiny specks of fruit and results in a lovely smooth drink
    • Pour the blueberry gin into a cocktail shaker and add the other ingredients (lemon & lime juice, violet liqueur, sugar cane syrup and egg white). Put the top firmly on the shaker and give a good hard shake (at least 30 seconds)
    • Now add 6 ice cubes to the shaker, cover and shake again for another 30 seconds
    • Strain the drink into 2 cocktail glasses and garnish with blueberries and flowers. Serve immediately