- 2 oz Blueberry infused Plymouth Gin*
- 3/4 oz Dimmi Liquore di Milano
- 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 oz simple syrup
- 2 bar spoons of blueberry purée
- 2 dashes of Post Prohibition Orange Bitters
- 1 egg white
- Garnish with absinthe dust*
Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker except the absinthe garnish. Dry shake or use a handheld frother to incorporate the egg white. Add ice and shake. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with absinthe dust.
Blueberry Infused Gin
Brandon Matzek of Kitchen Konfindence wrote a wonderful article on my blueberry infusion. Below is an excerpt from the article. If you like this post you’ll most definately like his blog. It has some fantastic recipes. I recommend checking it out.
This infusion is made with cooked, organic blueberries and a full bottle of citrusy Plymouth Gin.
- 3 cups organic blueberries
- 1 750 ml bottle of Plymouth Gin
Give blueberries a good rinse, then add to a large pot (no need to dry them). Warm blueberries over medium heat, stirring often. Cook blueberries until they release a decent amount of liquid. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
Add blueberries with juices to a large, airtight jar. Pour in entire bottle of gin. Seal the lid and store in a cool, dark spot for 5 days. Be sure to give the jar a good shake at least once a day.
After 5 days, strain infused gin through a fine mesh basket strainer into a clean bottle or container. The more solid bits you strain out, the longer the gin will last! Store in the refrigerator.
Making a dust is fairly simple. All you have to do is pour a high sugar liqueur onto a plate and let it dry. I used a dehydrator to speed up the process (24 hrs). If you don’t have a dehydrator it normally takes 4–5 days. Once it is dry, scrape the dust off the plate and crush it down in a mortal and pestle. For this Blueberry Hill recipe I use Herbsaint. I’ve found myself using liqueurs like Campari, St. Germain and Chartreuse in other recipes. A dust rim or brulée will enhance the flavor profile of your drink and surely have your guests pleasantly surprised.