Love and Confections: Very Berry Basil Moscow Mule

May 11, 2017

Very Berry Basil Moscow Mule

Very Berry Basil Moscow Mule is a refreshing twist on the classic, with 3 different Wish Farms berries - blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. The addition of basil makes it wonderfully herbaceous and refreshing. 

This recipe was created for the #BerryDelish contest in conjunction with the Food Wine Conference. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are mine alone.

Very Berry Basil Moscow Mule from LoveandConfections.com #FWCon #BerryDelish


I'm heading to the Food Wine Conference next weekend and cannot wait! One of the conference sponsors, Wish Farms is hosting a #BerryDelish contest, where bloggers were tasked with creating a cocktail or mocktail using their fresh berries. With so many berry good (see what I did there?) cocktail options, like sangrias, mojitos, punches, and spritzers, I knew I wanted to create a show-stopping and delicious variation of a favorite - the Moscow Mule.

Very Berry Basil Moscow Mule from LoveandConfections.com #FWCon #BerryDelish

Moscow Mules traditionally have mint, vodka and ginger beer. While I do have a beautiful burgeoning mint plant, I wanted to use a different herb for this special drink. My mom is growing an enormous and beautiful basil plant, and I love basil in cocktails, so it was a no-brainer.

Very Berry Basil Moscow Mule from LoveandConfections.com #FWCon #BerryDelish

How could I choose between all the gorgeous Wish Farms berries? Well, I didn't. That's why I made it with three - blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. They come together with a bit of sugar and basil and create a delicious berry syrup as the base of the cocktail.

Very Berry Basil Moscow Mule from LoveandConfections.com #FWCon #BerryDelish

Very Berry Basil Moscow Mule

Love and Confections
Published 05/11/2017
Very Berry Basil Moscow Mule is a refreshing twist on the classic, with 3 different Wish Farms berries - blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. The addition of basil makes it wonderfully herbaceous and refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Wish Farms blueberries
  • 1 cup Wish Farms strawberries
  • 1 cup Wish Farms blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 8-10 large basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 5 limes
  • 8 ounces vodka
  • Ginger beer

Instructions

  1. Place blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, sugar, water and basil leaves in a medium pot and stir together. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then simmer on low for 5-8 minutes, or until all berries have burst or released their juices. Turn off heat and let cool for another 5 minutes.
  2. Using a potato masher, or a large spoon, mash the berries to make sure they have released all the juice. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a heat-proof measuring cup and refrigerate mixture until cold.
  3. Place crushed ice in copper mule glasses. Divide the berry mixture between them, squeeze half a lime into each glass. Add 2 ounces vodka to each glass and top with with ginger beer.
  4. Slice the remaining lime for garnish. Garnish with berries and basil.
Yield: 4 cocktails
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Total time: 20 mins.

Until next time, 
LOVE & CONFECTIONS

Very Berry Basil Moscow Mule from LoveandConfections.com #FWCon #BerryDelish


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This post was created for the #BerryDelish contest in conjunction with the Food Wine Conference. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are mine alone.

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