FOR THE BLUEBERRY SYRUP 1 pint fresh California blueberries 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
FOR THE COCKTAIL 4 ounces bourbon 2 ounces blueberry syrup 1 ounce lemon juice Club soda
Instructions: Place the blueberries, sugar, maple syrup, lemon juice and cinnamon in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally and mashing the blueberries with the back of a wooden spoon until the sauce thickens and the blueberries burst, about 15 minutes. Cool completely and store in the refrigerator up to one week.
Make the cocktails. Place the bourbon, blueberry syrup, and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker half full of ice. Cover and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain mixture into two glasses full of crushed ice. Top with club soda and garnish with fresh blueberries and a slice of lemon.