A Brewed Cocktail: Ginger Blue Gin and Tonic
After I created my first beer cocktail, [*Larry’s pick-me-up*], I’ve been an utter failure concocting something new. Nothing was working for my taste, and so I had just given up. But when I read a **Facebook** post about **Blue Point Brewing**’s cocktail collaborations with [**Montauk Rumrunners**], I was intrigued by the [**Blue Point Brewing** *Blueberry Brewed Tonic*] with **Montauk Rumrunners** *Citrus Flavored Gin*. Knowing that Fervere and Mrs. Ferment were big fans of all forms of Gin and tonics, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to ease back into beer cocktails.
Now, before we get into fisticuffs, *Blueberry Brewed Tonic* is not technically a beer, though it’s brewed like one. According to **Blue Point**, it is carbon-filtered water brewed with [Belgian Rock Candi] and flavored with natural blueberry flavor. Because **Blue Point** doesn’t use malt to create the *Blueberry Brewed Tonic*, it’s naturally gluten free.
I decided to tweak the recipe, which was just straight *Blueberry Brewed Tonic* and the citrus gin. Inspired by [**Moustache Brewing Co.**] *Blueberry + Ginger Tripel*—I’m a fan girl for that beer, and I love the flavor profile—I decided to bring another favorite of mine, [**Morris Kitchen** *Ginger Syrup*], into the mix. It is a staple on my counter and adds an amazing *zing* to anything, from cocktails to hot or cold tea.
So on New Year’s Eve, I brought my ingredients over for Fervere to work his mixological magic:
Ginger blue gin and tonic
- 1.5 oz. **Bombay** *Dry Gin*
- 1 Tbs. **Morris Kitchen** *Ginger Syrup*
- 6 oz. **Blue Point Brewing** *Blueberry Brewed Tonic*
- lime wedge
- cubed ice to fill a [Collins glass]
Add gin and syrup in a Collins glass and stir to combine. Fill with ice, top with the tonic, squeeze and add lime wedge to the glass.
We all agreed that this was a keeper. The ginger added a wonderful flavor without being super sweet, and the blueberry flavor was light and did not taste artificial. I am not normally a Gin and tonic drinker, but I had two glasses. This easy drinking cocktail could get us in trouble because the drink gets its alcohol from the gin and an extra 5% ABV from the tonic, I had to keep a careful watch on those refills.
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