Blueberry Cardamom Sour

We designed this cocktail for a wedding we worked. They were very intrigued by our homemade blueberry cardamom syrup, which is by far my favorite (and possibly one of our most delicious) flavoring syrups that we make. Shout out to Tyler and Hollyn, and we appreciate you giving us the chance to showcase something at your wedding!

Also, since that event, we had some leftover syrup, and we used it when we worked the “Arkansas Times Best of” event, and all of the winners and nominess at the “Best of” event really appreciated them. =]

Here’s how we did it —

Blueberry Cardamom Sour (AKA the Blueberry Bourbon Sour)
1.5 oz. Maker’s Mark
1.5 oz. House-made Sour Mix
0.25 oz. Ginger Liqueur
1-1.25* oz. Blueberry Cardamom Simple
*depends on personal taste, amount of ice in cup, and your desired amount of sweetness.

Build all ingredients in a rocks glass over ice
Garnish with sugar-coated blueberries

Notes: Really easy, really impressive despite limited ingredients. This cocktail has a nice mix of flavors. The sweetness is balanced out well with the addition of cardamom and ginger, to give it that nice, subtle earthiness. We usually use Maker’s Mark so that you, as  the end user can really taste the liquor, and it acts as an additional flavor, rather than just dousing it with sour and simple and not being able to taste the alcohol. I won’t be putting the blueberry cardamom syrup recipe in here, and I apologize for that.

Sour Mix
1 cup simple syrup
.5 cup lemon juice
.5 cup lime juice

Pour all together and stir. Enjoy!

Feel free to leave a comment on what you think about this cocktail, or if you make one, please share your experience here or on Facebook.

Enjoy! See ya next time! =]
Photo Credit: Robbie Brindley

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