Blueberry Cocktails to Warm Your Yuletide
Try these blueberry cocktails this holiday season to help make your season bright.
‘Tis the season to have fun and relax, such as at a get-together or for a fun day in; most endeavors revolving around fun can benefit from cocktails. Try something beyond the ordinary and add blueberries to your adult beverage line-up. Liven up your Christmas party or holiday get-together with these blueberry cocktails.
Recipes for Blueberry Cocktails
These blueberry cocktails are the perfect thing for when the weather outside is frightful, if chestnuts are roasting by an open fire, or if you’re rockin’ round the Christmas tree.
- 1/2 gallon apple cider
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 orange, sliced
- 1-inch fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
- 2 cups rum (optional)
- In a sauce pot, over medium heat, combine apple cider, blueberries, orange slices and ginger. Simmer until heated through.
- Remove from heat and stir in rum (optional).
- Transfer to a punch bowl and garnish with cinnamon sticks, orange slices and fresh blueberries, if desired. Serve warm or cold.
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 inch ginger sliced
- 2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 ounces gin
- Squeeze of lime
- Cook blueberries, ginger, sugar and water together and boil to reduce to 2/3 of the volume
- Strain and cool to room temperature. Shake together gin and 2 ounces syrup with ice
- Pour into glass with ice and top with soda and fresh lime juice
- Garnish with fresh blueberries
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 10 whole cloves
- 2 large cinnamon sticks
- 1 bottle (750 mL) dry red wine
- In a saucepan over medium heat, combine blueberries and sugar. Cook until lightly simmering, about 5 minutes.
- Puree blueberry mixture until smooth, then add in cloves and cinnamon. Continue lightly simmering for 20 minutes.
- Pour wine into the pot and reduce heat to a very slow simmer (don’t boil), at least until wine is warm (you can let it sit on low heat anywhere from 15 minutes to 3 hours).
- Strain before serving. Serve warm optionally garnished with a slice of orange and a cinnamon stick.
All recipes and photos courtesy of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.
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