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BLUEBERRY PIE COCKTAIL


Like blueberries? You're going to love this cocktail if you do. It's ripe with fresh blueberry juice and gets a nice kick from blueberry and vanilla vodkas and a little zing from some orange bitters. This is a drink loaded with antioxidants from all the fresh blueberries and the perfect way to put a little healthy into your happy hour.

When I bake a blueberry pie I always use a little lemon juice to brighten up the flavors so I added a bit of fresh lemon juice here as well. The pie crust rim ties it all together and gives you a true blueberry pie experience in a glass.

BLUEBERRY PIE COCKTAIL

INGREDIENTS:
1 Oz. Blueberry Vodka
1/4 Oz. Vanilla Vodka
2 Oz. Fresh Blueberry Juice
1/4 Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon Blueberry Simple Syrup
Dash of Angostura Orange Bitters
Ice

Garnish: Fresh Blueberries, Crushed, Baked Pie Crust Rim

Tools: Juicer, 2 Small Plates, Cocktail Shaker

Glass: Coupe

DIRECTIONS:
Juice the blueberries.
Sprinkle with sugar then blind bake up one sheet of Pillsbury pie dough. When cool, crush up in a small plate. Add some of the blueberry simple syrup to another small plate. Dip the glass rim in the syrup then into the crushed pie crust then chill the glass in the freezer. (Save the rest of the pie crust for other Pie Cocktails.)
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake until chilled.
Slide a few fresh blueberries on a cocktail pick and serve.

If you're into food holidays, this cocktail is perfect for National Blueberry Pie Day which falls on April 28th.





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