Bitter Blueberry Collins

BITTER BLUEBERRY COLLINS

1½ ounces Berkshire Mountain Ethereal Gin

½ ounce Aperol

¾ ounce lemon juice

½ ounce Blueberry Puree (recipe here)

Soda water, ice cold

Mount first 4 ingredients in a highball, add ice and shake. Top with soda, and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli honed his craft under Jackson Cannon at Eastern Standard & Drinks where he learned the art of mixology, igniting a special passion for the cultural and historical significance of the cocktail. After serving as opening bar manager at Craigie on Main, he went on to open Island Creek Oyster Bar as General Manager. When he's not developing seasonal cocktail recipes for Edible Boston or consulting local restaurants, Tom can be found tending bar at Green Street Grill in Central Square.