We head north to Scandinavia for third recipe excerpted from Cocktails (H.F Ullman, Spring 2013) by Eliq Maranik.
Nordic Blueberry Caipiroska
2 oz (60 ml) blueberry vodka
½ oz (15 ml) lemon juice
½ oz (15 ml) simple syrup
1 dash blue curaçao
Fresh blueberries for garnish
Pour the lemon juice and simple syrup into a tumbler. Fill up the glass with crushed ice mixed with fresh blueberries. Add vodka and stir. Top with a dash of curaçao. Serve with a straw and a cocktail stick.
You might mistake the sweet blueberry for its relative, the bilberry, which is edible, but has a much more watery, bland flavour. Bilberries are oval and their leaves a darker shade of green, but a bilberry or two could still end up at the bottom of your basket and water down your blueberry pie.
(* Recipe and photo from Cocktails, Fancy and Delicious Recipes for All Tastes by Eliq Maranik- published by H.F. Ullmann, Spring 2013, all rights reserved)