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This bold, berry cocktail will have you singing anything but the blues. A simple combo of gin, lime juice and fresh blueberries, it's pure, summertime deliciousness.
2 oz. gin
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
3/4 oz. blueberry syrup (see below)
Tools: shaker, strainer
Garnish: speared fresh blueberry
Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish.
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh blueberries, lightly crushed
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. Strain into a clean glass bottle and refrigerate for up to two weeks.
Comme Ca, Los Angeles
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