It’s Berry Season in Washington State!! I had the pleasure to go Blueberry picking about a week ago with my fellow foodie friend Kelly, from www.nommynom.com . We had a blast enjoying the beauty of the fields at Mountain View Blueberry Farm in Snohomish. It was a hot morning…we got there early…and picked 16 POUNDS of delicious sweet early blues. I made a pie, of course! I froze some for future treats…But I also had a plan to ThirstQuest them up!!! INFUSION!! I infused Vodka – Here’s how I did it: I put a handful of clean berries in a clean bottle wth a lid. I filled halfway with vodka and then let it sit and infuse it’s berry goodness for about a week…OH is it delicious.
This recipe is full of flavor, and I felt it would be best showcased as a quick little shot before a meal. Here’s how I made it:
Frosty Blue Bullets
In a Cocktail Shaker:
- Fill 1/4 with crushed ice
- 2 1/2 shots of Blueberry Infused Vodka
- 1 Shot of Blueberry Concentrate (the brand I used is Hafi – from Sweden…I got it at Ikea in Renton)
- Big squeeze fresh lemon juice
- Splash of water
- Large Piece Lemon Zest
Shake Vigorously…and place in the freezer along with cute little apperitif’ glasses – (any little decorative glass that holds about a shot and a half)
Once the glasses are frosty and the mixture is really really cold…strain into each glass and garnish with lemon zest.
For Virgin Version
Puree some fresh berries in your blender with a little water and strain out the juice. Use that instead of the Blueberry Vodka.
To Make it Special
Float a few frozen blueberries and garnish with a little mint.
Refreshing, Sweet, Tart…and OH so Berry-licious.