While tropical fruits are in their prime during the month of July, for this special day why not further honor our great country and imbibe locally grown, traditionally American summer fruits. The options are a plenty. With cherries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, apples and even grapes in season, the choosing can be tough. So lighten your load and take To Abigail for a taste run.
With luscious red cherry juice, fresh summer blueberries and a white sippy-straw for slurping To Abigail is a festive, beautifully tasting libation that can easily be made in pitcher form ahead of time. So go ahead, focus on your burger toppings and music selection knowing this year’s show of cocktail patriotism is in the bag.
To AbigailServing Size: 1
1 ¾ oz Square One Organic Vodka
¾ oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 oz bottled cherry juice
1 tsp blueberry preserves
¾ oz lemon juice
4 drops rose water
fresh blueberries for garnish
Place all ingredients in your cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake for 30 seconds and fine strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with a few fresh blueberries and a white straw. Then sit back, relax, watch the night sky light up with fireworks and enjoy.
Shari Stein Curry is one serious Mixologist. You can find her weeknights at Rivoli Restaurant in Berkeley, California creating delectable, seasonal libations as Rivoli’s Cocktail Program Lead. Shari is also a passionate writer. Aside from TheSpir.it she currently writes articles for Examiner.com San Francisco, and in her spare time she is working on a seasonal, nutrition based cocktail recipe book. Follow her on twitter at http://twitter.com/sharisteincurry.