Blueberry syrup is one of my favorite ingredients to add to classic cocktail recipes. Not only does it take the flavor up a notch but it also provides a gorgeous color.
I decided to make my version of a summer old fashioned and twisting up the classic recipe with some brighter notes.
For the base spirit, I decided to add reposado tequila, which provides earthy and oak notes with hints of citrus and vanilla. Then I added blueberry simple syrup and aromatic bitters to finish off this summer riff on the classic old fashioned.
It’s only three ingredients and mixed directly in your glass for minimal effort and maximum flavor.
You can follow along step-by-step here or you can skip ahead to the recipe section.