Blue Bay Bellini

Could a cocktail really transport one to a place such as this? Well of course not! But at least it allows us to meditate upon the possibility.

Blue Bay Bellini
1 oz blueberry bay syrup
1/2 oz port
1/4 oz lemon
top with cava

Combine all ingredients in a champagne flute. Garnish with orange bitters and bay leaf.

Blueberry Bay Leaf Syrup
1/2 pint blueberries
2-3 dried bay leaves
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Combine ingredients in pan and let simmer until the blueberries break down and the bay leaf is aromatic. Let steep, cool and strain.

Notes: Per usual, the bitters are essential to this cocktail mellowing out the sweetness and bringing out the herbaceous-ness. Also, make sure to use a dry or brut sparkling wine. We recommend a cava for its dryness and economy.

Great for a brunch, shower or picnic, you can pre-batch everything but the cava.

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