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Tis the season for….blueberries?!
I know what you’re thinking – Usually this time of year we are neck deep in pumpkin, apples and a winter-spiced EVERYTHING. Not that I’m complaining….but it’s time to switch things up a bit. And when you think about it, the blueberry makes sense. It’s earthy and sweet, perfect to add unexpected punch to a number of savory dishes… not to mention they are available year-round, in the frozen and fresh produce sections...making your holiday shopping a little less stressful of a hunt.
This year I’m changing up my welcome cocktail when entertaining guests by infusing the blueberry’s tart and woody flavors with a hint of ginger and thyme. This berry wants to get funky and show off…it’s a holiday party animal like that!
So let’s celebrate the little blue dynamo by turning it into a Shrub!
Shrubs are crazy simple to execute and pack a lot of exciting flavor into a variety of cocktails and non-alcoholic spritzes. I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but this blueberry shrub is the most exciting elixir I’ve made yet. In fact, I’m glad there’s a full batch still in my fridge because I’ve been enjoying it in sparkling water, ginger ale…and not to mention this blue bourbon cocktail. Woo-wee! This is going to get your people a-talking…so refreshing, so unexpected…it really screams the holidays in a totally new exciting way.
Want to get on this bevvy blue action?
Did we mention a blueberry & prosciutto garnish for your cocktail? Those two flavors are fast friends – also hello festive presentation!
I think I’m officially ready to start kicking off the holiday season – and for another savory blueberry shrub cocktail. Is it Friday yet? Now if only my Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner plans were falling together this easy…
Feeling like you could use a little blueberry bling for your holiday entertaining?! The Blueberry Council is putting on a pinterest content where you can win $500 to create your own inspired holiday feast. Go get in on that!