This yummy cocktail has a dual purpose. (1) It pulls in the red, white, & blue spirit of election season. (2) It marries summer flavors with bourbon (which smacks of fall to me) - just perfect for this gorgeous warm yet crisp fall weather.
Recipe after the break.
- 7 tablespoons raw sugar
- 2 cups fresh blueberries, divided
- 2 cups brewed unsweetened black tea
- 1 1/2 cups fruity rosé
- 1 cup bourbon
- 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 8 lemon slices
Stir sugar with 7 tablespoons hot water in a small bowl until sugar is dissolved; transfer to a food processor. Add 1 1/2 cups blueberries to processor and purée. Set a strainer over a large pitcher. Strain blueberry mixture, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible; discard solids. Add tea, rosé, bourbon, and lemon juice to pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
Cut remaining 1/2 cup blueberries in half; add to pitcher. Fill Old Fashioned glasses with ice. Divide cocktail among glasses. Garnish with lemon slices and serve.
Image and recipe via Bon Appétit