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Re-Discover The Blueberry Collins Cocktail

Prep Time: 25 mins Serves: 2

The herbal flavours of Gin make it the perfect spirit for a whole host of refreshing cocktails and here at DD HQ we love the iconic Tom Collins but we’ve added a beautiful berry based twist – blueberries. It’d work with all sorts of berries though so, don’t be afraid to experiment!

Why not try

 

Ingredients

  • 200g fresh blueberries
  • 200g sugar
  • 100ml gin
  • 30ml fresh lemon juice
  • 400ml chilled club soda
  • Lemon slices (for serving)

Method

In a medium saucepan bring the the blueberries, sugar and half a cup of water to the boil and stir until the sugar has dissolved.

Simmer for approximately 20 minutes or until the berries are nice and soft, stirring occasionally.

Let the blueberry mix cool before straining through a sieve into a large jug, making sure you squeeze out as much of the liquid as possible, throw the leftovers away.

Add the gin and lemon juice to the jug

Fill the jug to the top with ice and stir for a few minutes, now it’s ready to serve.

Pour into a glass filled with ice and top with club soda.

Finish with slices of lemon, fresh blueberries and enjoy!

Enjoy a Discover Delicious Twist

This tastes great with a dry gin – but why not try Eccentric Gin Company’s Limbeck Gin to inject a heady mix of blue ginger and citrus with tarragon, seville orange and orris to your cocktail? Or switch the club soda for a botanical soda like Lurvills Delight’s Lavender Spice, it’ll certainly lend a unique spicy kick to your drink.