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.
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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!