Blueberry Thrill

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Total Time
20mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
10 mins

Cooking Light June 2011

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place 2 cups blueberries in a large, heavy stainless-steel saucepan; mash with a fork or potato masher. Place over medium-high heat, and cook 3 minutes or until berries begin to release juice. Remove from heat; add gin.
  2. Cover and let stand at least for 1 hour or up to overnight. Strain mixture through a sieve into a bowl, pressing berries with the back of a spoon to remove as much juice as possible; discard solids.
  3. Combine 3/4 cup water, sugar, and cardamom pods in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Cool completely; discard cardamom pods.
  4. To serve, add the ice to a cocktail shaker to come halfway up sides of container. Add 1/4 cup blueberry-gin, 1 1/2 tablespoons cardamom syrup, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice; shake until chilled. Strain cocktail into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with additional blueberries, if desired. Serve immediately. Repeat procedure with remaining ingredients.
  6. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Cooking Light.
  7. JUNE 2011.