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Blueberry Gin and Tonic

Blueberry Gin & Tonic

An extra dose of sweetness added to a traditional Gin & Tonic makes this a festive warm weather cocktail.
Course Drink
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Author Jen Seislove

Ingredients

Blueberry Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Cocktail

  • 1 ounce Blueberry simple syrup
  • 3 ounces of gin
  • Tonic to top it off
  • Lime wedge squeezed into drink
  • Blueberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine sugar, water, and blueberries in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cook until sugar has dissolved and the blueberries are soft and beginning to break down.
  4. Remove saucepan from heat and let cool.
  5. Strain syrup into a mason jar or bowl to remove the chunks of blueberries.
  6. Fill a tall glass with ice.
  7. Add the blueberry simple syrup.
  8. Add the gin.
  9. Top with tonic.
  10. Gently stir to combine.
  11. Squeeze a lime wedge in.
  12. Garnish with blueberries.

Recipe Notes

This makes about a cup of syrup.
Reserve the soft cooked berries for jam.