This post is dedicated to my niece Sarah and her role in the creation of the drink, Amethyst. Had a conversation with my dear friend Jim about this at Blue Pike Farm on Thursday. It’s simple really. You’ll need blueberry flavored vodka. The recipe follows. I make it without the sugar. Since blueberries are full of anti-oxidants this is practically medicine. Combine some of the blueberry vodka with dry grape ginger-ale. You will have a light purple-colored drink that goes down really easy. Now it will take a couple of months for the vodka to mature. Still time to make some for the holidays. Frozen blueberries work great, too. If you can’t wait that long- stop on over and I’ll make one for you!

Blueberry Cordial

1 c. sugar, optional

3 c. blueberries

2 c. vodka

Combine all ingredients in jar with tight fitting lid. Let stand in cool, dark place, shaking jar occasionally. Mature 2 months. Strain and filter. Makes 3 cups.

Note: If you make this without sugar it is called an Eau di vie- French for “water of life”. Gotta love the French.


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