Thursday, September 2, 2010

black & blue scotch berries

Sometimes, at the end of a long summer day, I think I want a cocktail.

But what I actually want is a snack.

Yes, I want that kick of alcohol, but I also want to eat the little bits of fruit that have been used to make my fruit cocktail. (It’s almost dinnertime. Aren’t you hungry?)

Sadly, there have never been enough little bits of fruit swirling around my cocktail glass . . . Until now.

Presenting: black and blue scotch berries.

Blackberries and blueberries drizzled with honeyed whisky and topped with a dollop of cream. A cocktail and a snack. A snacktail.

The keys here are to use your freshest and best ingredients, like plump blueberries and blackberries, fireweed honey, and good, 12-year-old Scotch whisky.


black and blue scotch berries

creates 4 snacktails

2 c. blackberries
2 c. blueberries
1 tbsp. good whisky
1 tbsp. honey
1/2 c. whip cream
1 tsp. vanilla

Place blackberries in glasses with wide rims. Pour blueberries on top.

Measure honey in a small bowl. Heat in the microwave for 10 seconds to liquefy. Whisk in the whisky. Drizzle over berries.

Whip cream with vanilla. Put a dollop of cream on each snack cocktail.

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