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Camp Cocktail: Park Days

Camp Cocktail: Park Days

Summer is here and so are all the fresh growing tasty items you can handle! Feeling inspired by the fresh mint shooting up every where these days we created a light easy sipper that is perfect for an afternoon in the park or for standing around the BBQ.

For this cocktail we used the family-owned, locally made Hanson of Sonoma grape based vodka (gin would also be a great option if that's more your speed). Mixed with crisp, classic Dolin Dry Vermouth, these two create a perfect base for the addition of fresh mint, blueberries and lemon.

 

 


 

Park Days

AT A GLANCE

  • Serving Size: 1 cocktail
  • Prep Time: <5 minutes | Total Time: <10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 oz Vodka (or Gin)
  • .5 oz Bianco Vermouth
  • .75 oz Lemon
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup
  • 6 blueberries
  • 3 mint leaves

STEPS TO SUCCESS

  • Grab your cocktail shaker and muddle a small handful of blueberries in the bottom to break them open and let all that delicious flavor out.
  • Next comes the fresh mint leaves, lay them flat on your palm and give them a good slap!
  • Slapping the mint releases the oils from the leaves and allows the flavor to really shine.
  • Now its time to add all the remaining ingredients and top it off with a good handful of ice.
  • Give the shaker your best shake, everyone has their own style have fun creating yours!
  • Shake until you hear the consistency of the liquid change in the shaker or about 10-15 seconds of shaking.
  • Strain your refreshing concoction over ice and garnish with some lemon, mint, and any berries you may have left over.
  • Simple Syrup: You can make your own simple syrup by simply putting equal parts sugar and water into a sauce pan over med heat until the sugar has completely dissolved. Stir, remove from heat, and let cool before use. This can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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