The Mistress

  • 1 1/2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Blueberry Syrup
  • 3/4 oz Lemon Juice
  • 3 oz Sparkling Rose' Wine
Combine all ingredients (except Sparkling Rose` wine) in a shaker with ice. Stir gently. Pour into a cocktail glass and top with the sparkling Rose` Wine.


According to legend, Ida May Stanton ( who began an affair with Louisiana Gov. Heuy P. Long) was the inspiration behind this signature cocktail.  She lived in the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, LA, and once asked the bartender there to make her a cocktail that wasn’t too strong and was made with seasonal fruit.

The bartender made a twist on the French 75 and added muddled blueberries, and so, the Mistress was born.

Excerpt taken from "The Cocktail Detectives"