We’re back at it again – making blueberries a part of our yearly holiday celebrations! (You might recall this delightful blueberry shrub concoction from last year…which is still getting put on annual rotation – can we talk about those prosciutto wrapped blueberry garnishes btw). But this year I wanted to try something different and learn something new – so after a bit of research I decided I would take a stab at bitters.
I’ve never made my own bitters before and thought it was time to start (you know after mastering marshmallows, how difficult could it be?!) Answer – not difficult at all – in fact, so very simple…less terrifying and a lot less sticky. All you need are a few ingredients and some patience.
This blueberry bitter would be an exceptional counterpart to a variety of holiday drinks and spirits – it’s bright, just the right amount of woodsy without being overly fruity and it has a tiny hint of citrus from the orange peels. Not to mention this bitter is an easy and unexpected edible gift to bottle up for friends. I mean, if shopping for cute glass bitters bottles isn’t reason enough to try this recipe out, then I don’t know what is.
Speaking of…this one and this one are divine for holiday gifting (filled with your incredible homemade bitter that is!)
Get the Blueberry Bitters Recipe here!
What’s even better than homemade blueberry bitters!? A cocktail recipe to match!
Blueberry and Cardamon are amazing friends in the flavor world – and what better time of year to introduce this holiday-esque spice into your cocktail game as well?! Manhattans are a classic, but this slight update gives your happy hour a festive twist that will surely be making an appearance well into the new year.
So let’s make your homemade bitter gift even better by jotting down this recipe on a cute paper tag, and maybe even wrap up a dapper copper strainer or cocktail pitcher if your recipient has been extra nice this year.
(Or maybe you just want to put these into your own stocking – no judgement here…it’s been a YEAR!)
Get the Blueberry Cardamon Manhattan cocktail recipe here!
How are we feeling about making the little blue dynamo part of your holiday routine?! Whether you shrub it…turn it into a bitter…or even make a syrup for a morning bellini or two (see below!) I’m pretty sure you’re going to see why this earthy fruity flavor is perfect for all your holiday spirits.
Let’s get to it – Cheers Friends!!
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