Step into the wonders of summer popsicle season with this great Blueberry Bourbon Smash. With a delicious blueberry sage simple syrup, some fresh lemon, sage and bourbon, you’ll be ready to nibble on that popsicle garnish before you’ve finished the cocktail. Promise.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle lemon and simple well.
Add sage, muddle, then add bourbon whiskey and amaro.
Add ice, shake hard, strain in a rocks glass or fancy humongous wine glass filled with ice.
Top with lemon seltzer if you want a lighter cocktail.
Garnish with sage and popsicle.
**Blueberry Sage Simple Syrup
2 cups frozen wild blueberries
1 cup sugar
½ cup water
¼ cup torn fresh sage leaves
Add sugar, water, and blueberries to a saucepan on the stove on medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the berries thaw and cook down. It’ll take about 10-15 minutes. Add the torn sage leaves, turn the heat to low for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat completely and let the sage steep in the syrup until it has cooled to room temperature. Strain and store in the fridge in a clean glass jar.