Broad Stripes and Bright Stars Cocktail

Lucid Absinthe's Broad Stripes and Bright Stars Cocktail

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
188 Calories
0g Fat
25g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 188
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 32mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Get out your muddler for an amazing cocktail that fits perfectly into any patriotic-themed party. The flavor combination in the broad stripes and bright stars cocktail is both marvelous and surprising. It's a recipe created for Lucid Absinthe and definitely one of the more intriguing and pleasant ways to enjoy the somewhat notorious spirit.

Blueberry is not a flavor that's often associated with anise, but here both the fresh fruit and a blueberry-flavored vodka are placed in perfect balance with absinthe. The ginger beer is the perfect finishing touch that gives the drink a great spicy snap. In order to complete the red, white, and blue theme, be sure to include the raspberry drizzle and sugar cube garnish. They're small, but fun additions that add to the experience.

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh blueberries

  • 1 ounce blueberry vodka

  • 1/4 ounce absinthe

  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup

  • 1 splash lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon raspberry liqueur

  • 3 to 4 ounces ginger beer, to taste

  • Sugar cube, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the fresh blueberries.

  3. Add the blueberry vodka, absinthe, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Fill with ice and shake.

  4. Pour everything into a highball glass. Drizzle with the raspberry liqueur and top with ginger beer.

  5. Garnish with a sugar cube. Serve and enjoy.

Tips

  • Add as many blueberries as you like! You really cannot go overboard with the fresh berries. Just be sure to rinse the berries well before muddling them.
  • For the blueberry vodka, you could choose either Van Gogh's Acai-Blueberry, which is deep bluish-purple, or a clear one like Stoli or Smirnoff. It depends on the color that you want for your drink.
  • Chambord is the natural choice for the raspberry liqueur, though there are a few others that will work great as well. Bols, Di Amore, and Mathilde are readily available brands. It's also a popular flavor for smaller distilleries, so look for names like St. George Spirits (California), Okanagan Spirits (Canada), and Whidbey Island (Washington).
  • Lucid is the recommended brand of absinthe and it's widely distributed throughout the U.S., but there are others available that will work in this cocktail. As a substitute, you can also use any anise-flavored liqueur, including anisette, Herbsaint, or Pernod.

How Strong Is a Broad Stripes and Bright Stars Cocktail?

Lucid is bottled at a hefty 124 proof, so it is one of the stronger absinthes (they range from 90 proof to 148 proof). At such a small pour, that really doesn't make a big impact in this cocktail, though. On average, you can expect this recipe to have an alcohol content in the 6 percent ABV (12 proof) range. It's one of the lightest absinthe drinks you'll find and not much different than drinking a beer.