Blueberry Mint Gin Fizz

We spent NYE at home in pajamas, which was actually pretty wonderful and the perfect way to ring in 2018. I sported my new, super cute PJs from Soma for the occasion, made some Pinterest worthy snacks that I didn’t photograph and we hunkered down in the zero degree weather and watched the monstrosity that was Anderson and Andy. {If you are clueless to what I am referring to please research #CNNNYE on Twitter and enjoy. You’re welcome. Oh and #BringBackKathy}.

Just because we didn’t go out doesn’t mean I was going to skimp on my cocktails for the evening!

I’ve actually gotten very good with a shaker, and the Blueberry Mint Gin Fizz has become one of my favorite’s because it tastes like a craft cocktail but is so simple to make at home with a few simple ingredients.

It would have made a lot of sense to share this recipe with you before the drinking holiday passed, I thought about it, but you know, Hi, I’m Lindsey.

Blueberry Mint Gin Fizz

2 oz. Middle West Spirits Vim+Petal Gin

1 oz. Root 23, Blueberry Mint Simple Syrup

Top with Sparkling Water

Garnish with Blueberries & Mint Leaves

{Pro Tip: I muddled a single blueberry and mint leaf in the bottom of the glass, prior to mixing the drink.

I also tried a Pinot Noir float in place of the sparkling water and it wasn’t horrible!}

The best part of this gin cocktail, it’s all locally sourced products!

ROOT 23 Simple Syrup

ROOT 23 specializes in the farm to cocktail movement. Started right here in Columbus, they craft all-natural, small batch simple syrups that can be used to easily make a delicious cocktail or non-alcoholic drink with just a few ingredients!

Middle West Spirits

Vim & Petal Gin

A Modern American Style Dry Gin

A unique union of the culinary and distilling worlds, this American style dry gin bursts forth with a pioneering robustness, then falls quietly like the soft red winter wheat at its base.  Each full-bodied flavor and enticing note of Vim & Petal brings to life 18 botanicals and the delicate tension between them… to give you character, dimension and a refined versatility.

VIM & PETAL speaks with confidence, but knows when to whisper.

Tasting Notes: Softly sweet aromas of citrus, spice, and saffron. Light-to-medium body with prominent notes of elderberry and fresh juniper balanced with rare teas, seeds, roots and exotic spices. Finishes clean with floral notes of Sichuan peppercorn and Indonesian cinnamon spice.

Originally distilled dry gin, small batch, all natural.  42% alcohol by volume (84 proof).

The blueberry is pure pleasure, coupled with a hint of mint to bring out a truly unique and warming flavor to anyone’s palate.

Pairs well with prosecco, gin, vodka or rum.  Can also be used to add a twist to your Mojito or Martini.

Ingredients: Organic cane sugar, water, blueberry, mint, citric acid.



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