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Cocktail Recipe: Blue Bonnet Easter Cocktail at Hill Country Barbecue

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by Drink DC on Apr 4, 2012 in Cocktail Recipes
Cocktail Recipe: Blue Bonnet Easter Cocktail at Hill Country Barbecue

The richly smoked fare at Penn Quarter roadhouse Hill Country Barbecue is well-suited to warm weather, the year-round situation in Texas — the state from which the comfort food menu takes inspiration, and to celebrate the season and the upcoming holiday, beverage director Alex Muñoz has come up with a drink to match. Her Blue Bonnet Easter Cocktail is our Drink of the Week.

“The bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas and is such a beautiful shade of blue-purple that it just screams ‘Spring!!’” says Muñoz, adding, “The fresh fruit with gin is tart, light, and refreshing — not to mention beautiful to look at!”

Check out the recipe, below, or head over to the 7th Street ‘cue stop to have one professionally mixed up for you.

Blue Bonnet Easter Cocktail

2 oz. Bombay Sapphire gin
¼ oz. agave nectar
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
6-8 fresh blueberries

Muddle blueberries with agave nectar and lemon juice in mixing glass.  Add gin and ice and shake vigorously.  Serve in old fashioned glass and top with a splash of soda.

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