Friday, October 5, 2012

cocktail hour: rosé, bourbon, & blue

Hmm, you say. Yes, I say.

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 

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