Blueberry Buck

Matthew Kelly / Supercall

A blueberry pie, fresh from the oven, is one of the summer’s great treats, each bite filled with bright pops of tart, blueberry goodness. In order to transform that delectable dessert into a cocktail we can enjoy all year round, we looked to the Bourbon Buck (essentially a bourbon Moscow Mule) for inspiration. The vanilla-sweetness of bourbon and gingery kick of craft ginger beer mimic the pie’s buttery crust, while a homemade blueberry syrup and lemon juice replicate the tart filling. Vibrantly blue, the cocktail tastes just as delicious as it looks.

Blueberry Buck



  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 0.75 oz Blueberry Syrup
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • Ginger Beer
  • Mint, for garnish
  • Blueberry on a pick, for garnish


Step one

Add the bourbon, blueberry syrup and lemon juice to a shaker tin. Shake.

Step two

Using a Hawthorne strainer, strain the cocktail into a Collins glass with fresh ice.

Step three

Top with ginger beer and stir to incorporate.

Step four

Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a blueberry on a pick.

Contributed by Supercall