Blueberry Bourbon Jam Cocktail Recipe - Friends Drift Inn

Blueberry Cocktail with Bourbon and Blueberry Jam

  • Author: joycep
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Mixed Drink
  • Cuisine: American


Pleasantly cooling this summer blueberry cocktail features bourbon and blueberry jam.  Like a porch door that swings both ways, it can be casual or fancy. 




  • 1 jigger (1.5 ounces) Kentucky Bourbon
  • ½ jigger sour mix
  • 1 tablespoon of Friends Drift Inn Blueberry Cardamom Jam
  • Ice
  • Garnish fresh blueberries and or a lemon wheel



  1. Fill shaker with ice. 
  2. Add ingredients. 
  3. Shake until chilled. 
  4. Strain and serve in a frosty rocks glass with ice. 
  5. Float blueberries on the icy surface, three is good. 
  6.  An additional lemon garnish gives a pop of acid and color appeal.



Keep cocktail glasses chilled in the fridge for unexpected guest or simply for ease of creating a truly chilled beverage.

This recipe was formulated especially for Friends Drift Inn Blueberry Jam. We cannot predict how other jams will perform. 

 For photography, we generally use a thin walled glass to create an appealing image.  However, at the big red barn we like cocktail glasses with heft.  A thicker walled bourbon cocktail glass is a pleasure to hold and is less likely to tip over on a serving tray.  A more substantial bourbon cocktail glass can take the abuse of the dishwasher better than thin fragile ones.  Just saying.

Do I really need to tell you Kentucky bourbon is preferred over all the others?  Visit our Kentucky Bourbon Trail while on vacation.  You will be amazed! 

Please use a cocktail napkin or coaster.  It is classy.  It is polite.  It will keep those little beads of condensation from dripping on your shirt or making a nasty ring on my furniture. 

Drink responsibly. 

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