Cocktail: Blueberry Gin Sour

The perfect balance of fruity, tart and sweet, this purple-coloured tipple will brighten up your evening!

Blueberry Gin Sour

(Recipe adapted from Unusually Lovely)

70ml gin
55ml blueberry syrup*
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 egg white

*For the blueberry syrup

150g blueberries
120ml water
100g granulated sugar
2 Tbsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
2 Tbsp. cornflour

Method:

For the blueberry syrup:

First, prepare your blueberry syrup by combining the blueberries, water, sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently.
Mix cornflour and 2 tablespoons of cold water together, then stir gently into the mixture.
Cook for another 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture has thickened.
Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes, then sealing in an airtight container.
Allow to cool completely in a refrigerator before assembling the cocktail.

For the cocktail:

In a shaker filled with ice, combine gin, blueberry syrup, lemon juice and egg white.
Shake vigorously until the egg whites are frothy.
Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a sprig of thyme or lemon peel to serve.

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