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Shared by Pamela Wiznitzer

Afiniac Sour (Blueberry Rum Cocktail)

Yield: 2 servingsTime: 25 min

Shared by Pamela Wiznitzer

Blueberry cocktail garnished with blueberries and lemon slices, atop black surface.
Photographer: Armando Rafael. Food Stylist: Rebecca Jurkevich. Prop Stylist: Vanessa Vazquez.

Afiniac Sour (Blueberry Rum Cocktail)

Yield: 2 servingsTime: 25 min

Family Journey

Gura Humorului, RomaniaKibbutz Dalia, IsraelPanama City, Panama
Chicago and MiamiNew York City

This recipe was shared by Pamela Wiznitzer. Read more about her family in "A Cocktail That Tells the Story of One Grandmother’s Life."


For the blueberry syrup

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup water 
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

For the cocktail

  • 2 ounces aged rum 
  • ¾ ounce blueberry syrup
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice

For the garnish

  • Blueberries
  • Slice of lemon
EasyQuickGluten FreeVeganVegetarianPareve


  • Step 1

    Make the blueberry syrup:  Place the blueberries and water into a medium pot and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often. While the mixture is still hot, carefully strain the mixture through a sieve  and into a heatproof bowl. Reserve the strained liquid and discard any solids that have been left behind in the strainer. Measure 1 cup of the warm strained blueberry liquid and place it into a bowl. Immediately add the sugar. Stir vigorously until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.

  • Step 2

    Make the cocktail: Place the rum, blueberry syrup, lemon juice into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Pour the cocktail up into a coupe and garnish with a skewer with a few fresh blueberries and a lemon slice. Serve immediately.