Blueberry Merlot Manhattans

This refreshing, summery cocktail substitutes red wine for the traditional sweet vermouth and the fresh blueberries bring the berry notes[ found in merlot to the forefront.]

Total Time:
5 min
Prep:
5 min

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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries, plus more for serving
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup merlot
  • Ice, as needed
  • 3/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water
  • Lemon slices, for serving
Directions

Muddle 1/4 cup blueberries with the sugar in a cocktail shaker, then add the wine. Fill the shaker with ice and add the bourbon. Shake for 15 seconds. Strain into 4 ice-filled Collins glasses, then top with 2 tablespoons sparkling water per glass. Garnish with lemon slices and blueberries.

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