Summer weather is heating up, and there’s no better way to keep cool than with a refreshing cocktail using ingredients straight from your garden! This is the perfect cocktail recipe to use your fresh blueberries for this season. Keep reading to find out how easy it is to make!
For the blueberry thyme syrup:
1 ½ cups fresh blueberries from the garden
4-5 thyme stems from the garden
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
For the cocktail:
2 tbsp blueberry thyme syrup
2 oz Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin
5 oz lemon-lime soda
Over medium-high heat, combine the blueberries, thyme stems, sugar, and water. Cook the syrup for about five minutes or until the blueberries are bursting and become soft. Push the berry mixture through a mesh sieve over a small bowl to remove large chunks and stems. Cover + refrigerate.
Fill a glass with ice and add the blueberry thyme syrup. Add Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin + top with the lemon-lime soda. Stir gently. Garnish with fresh blueberries, thyme sprigs + a slice of lime. Enjoy!
If you don’t have your own blueberry bushes yet, stop by GSCO and we’ll be happy to help you choose the best variety for your garden!
* Recipe from ASimplePantry.com