January 30, 2015

you're turning violet, violet

I found the recipe for this drink in the same book as last week's cocktail. I read on for the name, quoting quite the disturbing scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. You know, thinking about it, most of that movie is disturbing, but I digress. The text said that this drink was created to suit a difficult to use whiskey I can't say I've tried but the idea of using blueberry preserves held my attention. This drink is sort of similar to the raspberry rye smash we did back in November but with the addition of some bitters and lemon juice instead of orange. It came out quite nicely, not too sweet as the preserves and lemon juice balanced each other, and with a little kick from the bitters. I for one wanted seconds.
2 ounces whiskey
1/2 ounce lemon juice
3 teaspoons blueberry preserves
3 dashes New Orleans bitters (we used Bittermilk No. 4)
blueberries for garnish

In a shaker combine whiskey, lemon juice, blueberry preserves, and bitters. Shake with ice and strain into you glass of choice. Garnish with fresh blueberries if you like and enjoy!


  1. This sounds/looks like a whiskey drink I could enjoy! I love the color of it!

    S. Roderick

  2. This sounds so yummy and I love the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory quote
    Dresses & Denim

  3. This look so yummy! Thanks for sharing:)

    Heidi D.

  4. Haha for real, that movie takes a certain type of mood to really enjoy. And I feel like the color of this drink fits that scene *so* perfectly, love the name of it. And holy yum, this sounds like a drink I'd easily pay $10 for at a bar. I can already taste those bitters. Definitely want to try this out!

    xo marlen
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