When making cocktails at home, I like simple recipes where I don’t need to layer anything, figure out how to use egg whites, or spend twenty minutes trying to decipher the recipe. That’s why the majority of my Thirsty Thursday posts are basic, but I also think they are good. In general, they tend toward the sweeter side, and while I’d like to experiement with that a bit more in the future, this one falls into that category as well. I was inspired by the Absolut My Jam recipe I found when researching how to use Orgeat Syrup. If you want something more tart, up how much lime juice you use and lower the amount of almond syrup you pour. This is a fun one for the transition into the autumn weather we are finally getting, so make it on a fifty degree day with a scarf on and some pumpkins on your doorstep. You can’t get much more basic than that.
Yield: 1 cocktail
2 tsp. of blueberry jam (I like Bonne Maman)
1 tsp. of apple butter
1 oz. of Orgeat syrup
3/4 oz. of lime juice
2 oz. of Absolut vodka
five or six fresh blueberries, optional as garnish