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Sweet blueberries infuse spicy gin for summer's most refreshing cocktail sipper. For a fizzy cocktail, pour gin, cardamom syrup, and lemon juice over crushed ice in a glass; top with chilled club soda.

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
Recipe by Cooking Light June 2011

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Credit: Anna Williams; Styling: Pam Morris

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
11 mins
total:
1 hr 11 mins
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place 2 cups blueberries in a large, heavy stainless-steel saucepan; mash with a fork or potato masher. Place over medium-high heat, and cook 3 minutes or until berries begin to release juice. Remove from heat; add gin. Cover and let stand at least for 1 hour or up to overnight. Strain mixture through a sieve into a bowl, pressing berries with the back of a spoon to remove as much juice as possible; discard solids.

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  • Combine 3/4 cup water, sugar, and cardamom pods in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Cool completely; discard cardamom pods.

  • To serve, add the ice to a cocktail shaker to come halfway up sides of container. Add 1/4 cup blueberry-gin, 1 1/2 tablespoons cardamom syrup, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice; shake until chilled. Strain cocktail into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with additional blueberries, if desired. Serve immediately. Repeat procedure with remaining ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories; fat 0g; saturated fat 0g; mono fat 0g; poly fat 0g; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 14.5g; fiber 0.2g; cholesterol 0mg; iron 0mg; sodium 1mg; calcium 1mg.
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