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Drinks:

Blueberry Bourbon Smash

Plump blueberries and delicious pure honey sweeten this bourbon cocktail. You don’t need bartending experience to put together this drink.

If bourbon isn’t your liquor of choice, feel free to exchange it for vodka, rum, or tequila to customize your cocktail. Did somebody say happy hour?

Yield 2 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, including some for garnish
  • ½ cup Nature Nate’s pure honey
  • ¼ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen), plus a few for garnish
  • 2 oz. fresh lemon juice (from about one large lemon)
  • 3 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. elderflower liqueur
  • Ice


Directions

Create a honey-thyme syrup by bringing ½ cup of water to a boil and adding 3 sprigs of fresh thyme. Remove from heat, and stir in honey. Steep at room temperature for about 20 minutes. Strain into a jar or bottle. (Store in fridge for up to two weeks.)

Then, muddle blueberries with lemon juice in a shaker or jar until all blueberries are smashed. Add 2 oz. honey-thyme syrup, bourbon, elderflower liqueur, and a handful of ice. Close the shaker, and shake for 30 seconds. Strain over ice in two rocks glasses. Garnish with a few fresh blueberries and a sprig of thyme.

 

Looking for a light bite to pair with your smash?

Check out this Honey, Blueberry, and Almond Biscotti for a light crunch with your sipper.