Blueberry Sea Salt Cordial
Recipe by Mandi Tompkins
Photos by Ashley Herrin
A blueberry stand on the side of Route 1 in Wiscasset inspired this fresh, summer cocktail – one part just-off-the-bush blueberry taste, one part backwoods flavor. But we promise you won’t have to worry about oncoming traffic or easily excited tourists.
For this coastal inspired cocktail we headed past the blueberry stand to wherethe blueberry bush meets the sea, a place where blueberries, rocks, and salt live in harmony. And for the kick in this cocktail we looked to Maine Craft Distillery, who have crafted a uniquely northern spin on moonshine, Blueshine® blueberry moonshine. We suggest enjoying this cocktail in a Maine Sea Salt rimmed rocks glass. But if you’d rather take it to go, shake it up in a mason jar, stash it in your beach tote, and savor this boozy treat down on the beach at sunset. Now excuse us while we head to the beach...
1 cup fresh blueberries
4 sprigs fresh basil
2 cups ginger ale
2 ounces Maine Craft Distillery Blueshine
Wellfleet Sea Salt, or other local sea salt, for the rim
For the Cocktail...
Muddle blueberries and basil in a shaker. Add several ice cubes and 2 ounces of Blueshine. Shake vigorously. Pour contents into a sea salt-rimmed glass of your choice. Top with ginger ale and as many more blueberries as you like. Enjoy!