summer blueberry martini

This afternoon was spent taking photos of each of our signature cocktails at Coohills.  This is the Wild Blueberry Martini, shown above, which is comprised of Hangar One blueberry vodka, freshly squeezed lemon juice, muddled blueberries, cranberry juice, and a dash of agave nectar for balance.  Hangar One distillery is based in California, and they pick fruit at the peak of harvest and do not add any additives to the mix.  Tonight’s reservation list was a little quiet, so I took advantage of this “blessing in disguise” to snap photos of our cocktails and post them onto our iPad drink list.

This cocktail is the perfect summer martini.  Punchy, bright colors and a balanced flavor profile, the Wild Blueberry Martini is a quick sip…almost too quick!

Wild Blueberry Martini
  • 2 ounces Hangar One blueberry vodka
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • splash agave nectar
  • 5-6 muddled blueberries

In a pint glass, muddle blueberries and add remaining ingredients.  Add ice, cover, and shake vigorously.  Double strain into a martini glass and garnish with a skewer of fresh blueberries.

Jayme Henderson

Occupationally speaking, I am a sommelier and mixologist at a busy, upscale Denver restaurant. I am lucky enough to spend most days tasting, pairing, and creating, alongside my cherished guests. I am also a contributor at the Kitchn, where I write about wine and gardening, tour cooks' kitchens, and interview innovative growers and makers. When I am not wearing those shoes, you can find me in my garden, preserving, painting, designing, and documenting my experiences along the way. I'm currently learning calligraphy and trying my best at home brewing. And I am seriously obsessed with my cats. And rosé.

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