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Summer Blueberry Cocktail, Gin: Shake, Muddle, Stir

Summer Blueberry Cocktail, Gin: Shake, Muddle, Stir [©Hardie-Grant]

<i>Gin: Shake, Muddle, Stir</i> by Dan Jones

Author of Gin: Shake. Muddle. Stir., Dan Jones, states that gin is the world's fastest growing artisanal spirit. It's certainly making a comeback and this book is designed to help you select your gins, mixers, glassware. In fact, it has all you need to prove there's a gin-based cocktail out there for everyone.

Here's a timely recipe for summer:

Summer Blueberry Cocktail

The blender cocktail: a no-fuss, all-in-one cocktail with a bright purple hue, flecked with aromatic fresh herbs. Use frozen blueberries and it’s summer all year around.


  1. gin 60 ml (2 oz)
  2. vodka 30 ml (1 oz)
  3. frozen blueberries large handful
  4. lime juice, freshly squeezed 15 ml (½ oz)
  5. homemade Mint Syrup (page 49) dash
  6. fresh mint leaves 8–10 leaves
  7. chilled mineral water to loosen
  8. fresh mint sprig to garnish
  9. few whole blueberries to garnish

Blender, wide straw

Whizz the gin, vodka,blueberries, lime juice, syrup and mint leaves in a blender, then add a little chilled mineral water to loosen the liquid. Pour into a highball full of ice, garnish with a mint sprig, a few whole blueberries and serve with a straw.

[Ed: mint syrup can be made by infusing a handful of fresh mint leaves lightly crushed in a cup of simple sugar syrup]


Gin: Shake, Muddle, Stir. by Dan Jones is published by Hardie Grant (London, UK, Nov 2016, HB). This extract is reproduced with the kind permission of the Australian publishers.

 Read the media release here »

The book is is available in Australia for RRP A$29.99, and also available to purchase direct from Hardie Grant here »

You can also find it online via Booko.com.au »


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