Long first day in the kitchen yesterday. Blackberries arrived, one of my vinegar orders arrived, two batches of shrub were put up and all the cleaning up. And when it was all over I had all these bottles full of deliciousness in rich wine red.
Next to the kitchen is a little bar called Hazelwood. It’s exactly the kind of bar I would want my products in, and that I expect I’ll end up spending loads of time in. Rich wood, friendly people, tasty and unique cocktails. And as I had some time to spend before taking the new shrub to storage, I popped in for a quick tipple.
And what a yummy beverage we made. I gave the bartender, Drew, a sample bottle of the newly made Blackberry Balsamic and invited him to go to town. What he made was sweet, relaxed, friendly and so yummy.
To a shaker full of ice add:
1.5 ounces Bourbon
.5 ounce Elderflower liquor
.5 ounce Blackberry Balsamic shrub
Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Happy drinking!