When I make drinks, I like to stick to the classics. That's why you've seen a lot of Old Fashioneds, Manhattans, Mojitos and other standard drinks on the blog so far.
But every now and then I like to switch things up. My mom bought some blueberry vanilla shrub syrup from a local business, Red Root & Co. The syrup alone sounded interesting to me, but the back of the bottle had a recipe that intrigued me even more, so we decided to try it out.
We grilled out last night and spent some time hanging out on our back porch, which seemed like the perfect time to enjoy a cocktail of the same name. The final product was an interesting mix, with the blueberry flavors present at the beginning followed by a wave of tartness from the cranberry and lemon juices. It's not a drink that will please everyone, but it was refreshing on a warm day.
2 parts vodka
2 parts cranberry juice
2 parts Red Root & Co. Blueberry Vanilla Shrub
1 part lemon juice
1. Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake
2. Strain into a glass filled with ice
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.