White whiskey is having something of a revival, but it can easily be over-powered in traditional whiskey cocktails. In this berry sipper, however, the delicate flavors of freshly distilled liquor shine.
You're Turning Violet
2 oz white whiskey
1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 teaspoons blueberry preserves
3 dashes Peychaud's bitters
Blueberries for garnish
Combine whiskey, lemon juice, preserves and butters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass filled with large ice cubes. Garnish with a skewer of fresh blueberries.
Notes: Your favorite micro-distillery probably makes an unaged white whiskey, but if you're strolling down the aisles at your local liquor store looking for a bottle, I recommend the Buffalo Trace White Dog (a common nickname) or Jack Daniels' Unaged Tennessee Rye. Cheers!