Violet Beauregarde

Cooling fernet branca paired with bourbon and blueberries make this fresh cocktail ideal in the dog days of summer.

  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz fernet branca
  • 2 bar spoons of blueberry jam
  • soda water
  • mint and fresh blueberries for garnish

Combine bourbon, fernet, and blueberry jam to shaker tin.  Fill cocktail shaker with ice; shake thouroughly, approx. 30 sec.  Fill 8oz rocks glass or jam jar with ice.  Using hawthorne strainer, strain cocktail over ice (double strain using a mesh cocktail strainer if pieces of blueberry are unwanted).  Top with soda water.  Garnish with fresh blueberry skewer and mint sprig.