Prep the syrup ahead of time to create these cocktails quickly and easily for your guests. For a mocktail version, omit vodka.
COSMIC SIMPLE SYRUP
1⁄2 cup blueberries
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup water
Ice (see Tip to make Blue Butterfly ice)
2 oz vodka
4 cups club soda
1⁄4 cup lemon juice
- To make simple syrup, add blueberries, sugar, and water to Multipurpose Pot. Stir to combine. Add tea bags. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 8–10 min. Gently press tea bags with the back of a spoon to release more flavour and colour. Using a fine mesh sieve, strain. Pour in Cruet and chill.
- Fill four glasses with ice. Pour 1 tbsp simple syrup into each glass. If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, add 2 tbsp syrup. Add vodka, then sparkling water. Stir gently to combine.
- Pour 1 tbsp lemon juice into each glass just before drinking—your guests will be amazed by the change in colour from deep purple to pink!
Make Blue Butterfly ice! Simply pour steeped, chilled Blue Butterfly Tea into ice cube molds. Freeze.
Prep the syrup ahead of time; store in Cruet up to 1 week.