Blueberries make wonderful additions to cocktails, especially ones with rum. In this particular recipe, feel free to use fresh or frozen depending on the season, availability or whatever you have in your house at the time.


Equipment: muddler, shaker, strainer, old fashioned glass

8-12 blueberries plus 2-4 for garnish

1 tablespoon demerara sugar

¾ oz fresh lemon juice

2 oz Zaya rum or similar

Ginger ale to top


Combine blueberries and sugar in shaker tin. Muddle gently until berry skins are all broken and sugar begins to dissolve. Add rum and lemon juice and top with ice. Shake for 15 seconds and strain into old fashioned glass over fresh ice. Top with ginger ale and garnish with blueberries. Cheers!


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