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Blueberry And Mint Spritzer

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Blueberry And Mint Spritzer

Blueberry And Mint Spritzer

Blueberry And Mint Spritzer 

Chef Scott Samuel, Chef-Instructor Culinary Institute of America-Greystone

Recipe: Blueberry And Mint Spritzer

Ingredients

  • Blueberries, fresh or frozen: 3 cups
  • Simple syrup: 1 cup
  • Lime juice: ½ cup
  • Lemon zest: 2 tsp
  • Mint leaves, torn: 1 cup
  • Club soda: 4 cups
  • Vodka (optional): 8 fl. oz
  • Blueberries, fresh: 1 cup

Instructions

  1. Make the blueberry base: Combine the first four ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil
  2. Remove from the heat and add the mint leaves
  3. Stir with wooden spoon to release the mint aromas
  4. Chill completely and strain out solids into a container by pushing on the blueberries to extract as much juice as possible
  5. For each drink: Combine 3 oz of the chilled blueberry base in a shaker with ½ cup ice cubes, 1 fl oz.
  6. Vodka if using, and shake to muddle and strain into a chilled glass
  7. Add 4 oz. club soda
  8. Garnish with a few blueberries and a mint leaf

Quick notes

Yield: 8 (8 oz.) drinks

Number of servings (yield): 8

Developed as an industry service by the Culinary Institute of America for the US Highbush Blueberry Council

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