Made to recipe, straining the blueberry mix a few times to make sure the solids were gone. The finished gin was gorgeous & the cardamom syrup aromatic & lovely. The recipe calls for straining & serving in a martini glass but the photo shows over ice chunks in a juice glass. Because the flavors are so intense, we agree that the drink needs to be cut with sparkling water or ice.
carolfitz Posted: 05/23/11
Brie30 Posted: 06/03/11
I thought this was a great recipe. The drink doesn't have a strong taste of gin, and is very refreshing. A great summer drink for around the patio! I didn't have cardamom seeds, just powder, so I just used that instead, tasted great.
bookgirll66 Posted: 06/21/11
Made this exactly as directed. I would recommend allowing the gin to steep as long as possble. I think my friend Charlie put it succinctly when he said "the excessive drinkability of this cocktail concerns me." :)
Jennifer3946 Posted: 07/02/11
A friend made this for a picnic and while the flavors were delicious, she neglected to strain it well enough and there were still pieces of blueberry in the drink. I would definitely recommend this drink, just take extra care in straining the drink before serving.
laegnome Posted: 09/05/11
I love the fresh, not-too-sweet flavors of this cocktail. Before I make it again, though, I will need to figure out a way to streamline the process of putting it all together, as it was time consuming and messy to make. Definitely worth another try though!
Drosera Posted: 07/01/12
The instructions say you can serve either as a martini or in a low ball glass with ice and club soda. I tried it with the soda first, but the flavor was so smooth and fantastic, I think the martini route is the way to go. I let the blueberries and gin infuse for 24 hours. To streamline I just mixed the syrup and lemon into the blueberry gin in a big mason jar and let guests serve themselves. I used Leopold's gin and it was a great combo. Surprisingly, the herbal qualities of the gin weren't overwhelmed as I'd feared they would be. Yum!