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.
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  • Total: 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

  1. 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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