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Featured Recipe

Blueberry Tequila Tonic

Recipe and images Bebe Black Carminito | @champagneandcookies

I love cocktails made with Tonic Water such as a Gin & Tonic and Vodka & Tonic. Have you ever had a Tequila & Tonic? My recipe uses homemade Triple Delight Blueberry syrup, effervescent tonic and Tequila. It is a perfect summer refresher and easy to make. These are also great as a batched cocktail by adding the tonic water to each glass before serving. 

 

Blueberry Syrup

 

Makes about 3/4 cups

 

3⁄4 cup (180 ml) water

3⁄4 cup (150 g) sugar

1 heaping cup (160 g) fresh TDB blueberries or frozen

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

 

To make the syrup, in a saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Simmer over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Add the blueberries and lemon juice. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until syrupy, 30 minutes, pressing the blueberries (solids) with a small spatula to release their juices about halfway through. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Strain the syrup twice through a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl to remove any pulp. Discard or save and reserve the solids in the freezer or refrigerator and add them to smoothies. Transfer the syrup to a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before using and then store up to 1 week.

 

 

Blueberry Tequila Tonic

 

Makes 1 cocktail

 

2 ounces Blanco Tequila

1 tablespoon blueberry syrup 

Squeeze of fresh lime juice 

Tonic water

 

In your prettiest ice filled rocks glass add tequila, blueberry syrup and lime juice. Stir with a bar spoon or stir stick. Top with tonic water and garnish with a spear of fresh blueberries or a lime wheel. Enjoy responsibly.

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