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old fashioned in rocks glass with blueberry skewer

Blueberry Rhubarb Old Fashioned - Blueberry Hill Thrill

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
Blueberry and rhubarb match well with rye whiskey in this easy riff on an old fashioned. Adding in some cardamom and tiki bitters cuts the sweetness but doesn't compete with the whiskey.
5 from 2 votes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail
Servings 1


  • 2 oz bourbon or rye I used Old Forester rye
  • ¼ oz rhubarb syrup
  • ¼ oz blueberry syrup
  • 2 dashes Bittermens’ Tiki bitters
  • 6 drops Scrappy’s cardamom bitters
  • Garnish: fresh blueberries


  • Combine whiskey, syrups and bitters in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until well-chilled, for about 30 seconds. Strain into an old fashioned glass with ice and garnish with a skewer of blueberries. If you'd like, drop a few blueberries in the cocktail as well. They'll be fun to fish out later after they've infused in the cocktail while you're drinking it.


**Rhubarb Syrup
  • 2 c chopped rhubarb
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c water
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn down and let simmer for at least 20 minutes, or until the rhubarb breaks down and becomes mushy. Strain through a colander, then a fine mesh sieve to get as much of the rhubarb solids out as possible. Reserve the solids for use on baked goods, ice cream or as garnish on a lovely salmon steak. Store in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.
Keyword blueberry, cardamom, rhubarb, rye, rye whiskey
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