Day 154 - Blueberry Juniper fizz (Booze & cocktails)
I had a bottle of juniper infused vodka stashed away somewhere and forgotten. When I finally found it at the back of my bar cabinet, the flavor of the juniper berries had completely transferred themselves to the vodka.. This hyper piney infusion was perfect when combined with fresh pureed blueberries, orange zest and lime juice.
2 - 3 oz juniper infused vodka*
1/4 cup blueberries
juice of 1 lime
1/4 teaspoon orange zest
4 tablespoons simple syrup
lime flavored seltzer
Combine the blueberries and the simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Using the back of a spoon, muddle the blueberries to release the colored juice. Add the lime juice, orange zest , the vodka and the ice. Shake thoroughly and strain into a chilled glass. Top up with chilled seltzer.
* : To make the infused vodka, crush about 12 - 15 juniper berries and drop them into a bottle filled with 16 oz good quality vodka. Cap tightly and store for about 3-4 weeks in a dark cool place.