Be Bold Blueberry Cockail

Posted on: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy International Women’s Day! Since the 1900s, the holiday has been a global celebration of women’s achievements and a call for gender equality. We’ve witnessed some significant, historic shifts this year, and wanted to toast everyone’s courageous, unifying efforts … in the form of a cocktail.

Inspired by this year’s theme, #BeBoldforChange, we concocted a fierce, punchy, purple-hued cocktail using fresh blueberries and ginger beer. Dating back to the days of the suffrage movement, purple symbolizes justice and dignity. The addition of citrusy lime adds a touch of green, symbolizing hope. Here's our bold take on a classic to commemorate this day!
Be Bold Blueberry Cocktail

1/2 c fresh blueberries (plus more for garnish)
1 t granulated sugar
1/3 c water (to submerge the blueberries)
1 lime, wedged (plus 2 more wedges for garnish)
1 (12 oz) bottle ginger beer
3 oz vodka

In a small sauce pan, simmer the blueberries, sugar and water for 6-8 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and the blueberries burst. Remove from heat and let cool. Once cooled, sieve the liquid into a small bowl.

Fill two glasses with ice. Add 1 Tablespoon of blueberry syrup and a squeeze of lime juice to each glass. Add 1.5 oz vodka and half a bottle of ginger beer to each glass. Vigorously stir with a spoon or cocktail stirrer and serve with a lime wedge on each.  
"There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish." - Michelle Obama

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