How to Make the Picnic Blanket, a Cocktail for Berrying Bitterness

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Welcome to Boozinette. This is the Picnic Blanket.

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  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz blueberry syrup
  • 2 dash orange bitters
  • 2 dash Peychaud’s bitters
Illustration for article titled How to Make the Picnic Blanket, a Cocktail for Berrying Bitterness
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  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

In a small saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer for 15 minutes. Strain, contain, let cool and refrigerate. Use to berry any bitter flavor or feelings of ill will towards Barry.

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Pour all liquid ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir al fresco for 25-30 seconds. Fine strain into a lowball over ice. Garnish with blueberries and go outside. Your municipality’s bucolic parks are sorely missing your lachrymose sense of ennui.

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David is an artist from Ridgewood, Queens, that makes drinks, drawings, and questionable decisions in the name of scientific regress. You can find him bartending at Huckleberry Bar when he isn’t at his drafting table. Follow him @drawdavedraw.

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dontbesuchaboobpunchtina
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What if I want to substitute raspberries for the blueberries? I really hate blueberries. Would it then be called something else?

The core recipe, though, some bourbon, some fruit syrup, the two bitters... brilliant. Simple and flawless concept. And the author is absolutely right about my city’s bucolic parks! I do not give them nearly enough tears or ennui.