Blue Brandy Smash

Blue Brandy Smash
Serves 20 (in a 10 oz. rocks glass filled with ice)

56 sugar cubes (or ¾ cup sugar, although we think that cubes are more fun!)
2 cups frozen blueberries
7 cups club soda
4 teaspoons frutta blu bitters 
1 lemon sliced thin
7 cups brandy (we prefer Korbel)

In a large glass measuring cup (a four cup measure is a good size), muddle sugar cubes and blueberries with the back of a wooden spoon until the sugar cubes begin to melt into the blueberries.  Pour two cups of the brandy and squeeze the lemon slices into this mixture and muddle.  Allow this to sit overnight in the refrigerator for best flavors.  When ready to serve, transfer to a gallon size serving container, add the remaining 5 cups brandy, then add the club soda and bitters immediately before serving. Enjoy! If you like a cleaner cocktail (like we do), strain off the blueberry and lemon.   Additionally, if you like a stronger bitter flavor, you can serve with Beehive Frutti Blu Bitters on the side (note that you can order the bitters here.  If you don't have this particular bottle of bitters we recommend omitting bitters as aromatic bitters will not substitute.)   

 

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Blue Brandy Smash