Last Updated on June 10, 2023 by Leah Hall
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4 Glasses Whisky
2 Glasses Absinthe
1 Dash Absinthe Bitters
So, we were inspired by this Choker cocktail recipe, but threw the original out the window for this one!
The Smash is in a family of cocktails that generally include:
- seasonal fruit
Don’t worry about what appears to be a lot of ingredients, because smashes are easy to make, especially for the beginning cocktail maker. Since the definition of the Smash drink is very loose, you really can’t do anything wrong.
For example, ice can be in the drink or strained, the seasonal fruit can be muddled or simply be a garnish. You can pretty much do anything you want. And we like that feature!
What Ingredients are Needed for the Blueberry Cocktail?
- Lemon Simple Syrup
It’s a great way to class up your favorite bourbon and is a refreshing choice for everyday drinking, or for a speakeasy event as we made this one for!
Especially with the touch of absinthe, this is a very pre-prohibition cocktail for sure!
How to Make the Blueberry Smash
Using a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon, smash the berries in a shaker. Add the lemon simple syrup and bitters. Top with bourbon and ice.
Shake vigorously to combine!
Spray glass with a mist of absinthe. Strain cocktail into glass. Top with more berries if desired.
Absinthe Rinse vs Misting
This is a technique that is entirely subject to the maker of the cocktail. The difference is a rinse imparts a small concentration of flavor in the glass, and a spray provides an aromatic quality to enhance the nose of a drink. In this cocktail we did a spray.
We wanted the nose to really stand out, which it does with it’s black licorice notes. But, it also adds a bit of flavor to the cocktail. We also love using our Mr Misto, which makes it so easy to do a spray!
We hope you try this smash out, it was the most popular cocktail of the night, and our friends loved it as well!
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Other Absinthe Cocktails
- Foaming Fairy – Sippity Sup
- Sour Cherry Absinthe Cocktail – Simple Seasonal
- Strawberry Absinthe Cocktail – Good Food Stories
- Arsenic & Old Lace – Gastronomista
This blueberry cocktail is easy to make and a tasty choice! Make this blueberry, lemon, bourbon and absinthe Blueberry Smash cocktail.
- 5 Blueberries
- .50 ounce Lemon Simple Syrup
- 1.50 ounces Bourbon
- dash bitters
- Place berries and simple syrup in the bottom of a shaker. Muddle to combine until berries are broken up.
- Add in bourbon and bitters. Top with ice.
- Shake vigorously to combine.
- Spray or rinse glass with absinthe.
- Strain into glass with ice.
We spray the absinthe, but feel free to rinse!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: .1gSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 16.1gFiber: .7gSugar: 2.9gProtein: .2g
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