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Ancestral Spirits

Blueberry preserves add the sweet taste of summer to this bold bourbon cocktail.


1½ oz. bourbon

½ oz. Grand Marnier (or substitute Gran Gala)

½ oz. fresh lemon juice

½ oz. ginger syrup (see below)

1 tsp. blueberry preserves

Ice cubes

Tools: shaker, strainer, fine strainer

Glass: rocks

Garnish: mint sprig


Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Double-strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass, then garnish.


To make the ginger syrup: Peel and rough-chop a 4-inch piece of fresh ginger. Put ginger and 1 quart simple syrup in a food processor or blender and process on high. Let steep for 2 hours. Strain.


Phoebe Esmon, president of the Philadelphia chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild




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