This Blueberry Gin Mule cocktail recipe wraps up this Summer’s focus on the blueberry on SEE GLASS BLOG! All of the recipes over the last couple of weeks including Blueberry Lavender Cheesecake Bars and Pork Chops with Blueberry Basil Compote, have been made with our blueberry picking haul from Tougas Family Farm! Gin mules are a popular cocktail in our house. I know Moscow Mules are probably the more popular choice, but both Brian and I prefer gin. We both love how a good gin flavored with botanicals pairs with a spicy ginger beer. So if you love a Moscow Mule, trade the vodka for gin and see what you think. It may surprise you.
The addition of the blueberry syrup made from the fresh blueberries we picked added just the right amount of fresh sweetness to this cocktail. We love this drink because the sweet blueberry doesn’t overshadow the spiciness of the ginger beer and creates a great balance of flavor.
And as typical in the Summertime, I went a little crazy with the garnishes since I love the look of colorful edible flowers in a cocktail but also that aroma of fresh mint as you sip the drink (I buy edible flowers when in season in the Summer at Whole Foods). It ends up looking like a garden in a cup which is alright by me. The best way to drink a mule is in a traditional copper mug. It keeps the temperature of the drink good and chilly since the metal quickly absorbs the cocktail’s cold temperature.
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I really hope you all enjoy this one! As always, please let me know what you think in the comments below!
- 1 cup fresh blueberries (plus a few more for garnish)
- 14 cup cocktail
- 1 TBSP sugar
- 6 fresh mint leaves (plus extra for garnish)
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 2 oz gin
- Ginger beer
- Make blueberry syrup by combining blueberries, water and sugar in small pot on medium-high heat. Bring to boil and allow to boil 4-5 minutes stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Then allow to cool to room temperature.
- Muddle mint leaves in a cocktail shaker until until the room smells minty. Then add gin, lime juice and a handful of ice and give it a bartender shake.
- Strain into a copper mug then add 1 TBSP blueberry syrup and stir.
- Then add ice and top with ginger beer.
- Garnish with mint leaves, edible flowers or even a lime! Enjoy!
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