#DOTW: Blueberry Spring Sour

Spring cocktails, people, let’s focus. It’s only the beginning of June, and it’s in the high 80’s, it’s so humid, you could cut the air. It feels like summer, but we have a few weeks to go. So, we’ll focus on spring cocktails for now. Light, refreshing, different. This one hits the mark, and I absolutely adore this cocktail! I’ve noticed that my cocktails tend to be “girly”, so I tried to come up with more drinks that appeal to the guys, but honestly, most guys are good with a beer, and the one that like cocktails are man enough to have a pink or purple one! People are evolving all over the place, and I just love it….

What you’ll need:

  • 3 oz Van Gogh Gin (or quality gin of your choice)
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Lavender liquor
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • fresh blueberries
  • 1 egg white

In a cocktail shaker, muddle a handful of fresh blueberries. Add all other ingredients. DO NOT add ice yet. Shake the cocktail well until a foam builds. Now add ice and shake well again. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with blueberries.


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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