Blueberry Basil Martini

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Blueberry Basil Martini


  • Author: Chef Shelly

Ingredients

Scale

Basil Sugar

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup cup tightly packed basil leaves

Blueberry Syrup

12 ounces fresh or frozen blueberries (thawed)

110 ounce can mango nectar 

1/2 cup sugar 

Martini

1 1/2 ounces vodka

1 1/2 ounces blueberry syrup

Squeeze of lemon wedge

Top with Prosecco

Garnish 

Fresh blueberries 

Lemon or lime slice


Instructions

Basil Sugar

Place sugar and basil leaves in a food processor and pulse until well combined. The basil should be chopped into very tiny pieces making the sugar green. Store in an air tight container for up to one week.

Blueberry Syrup

Place blueberries in a blender or food processor and pulse well. Place blueberry mixture into a medium sauce pan with mango nectar and sugar. Cook over medium heat for about 7 – 10 minutes. Let cool completely and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Store for up to one week in the refrigerator.

Martini

In a martini shaker add some ice, vodka, blueberry syrup, shake to chill.

Rim martini glass by rubbing lemon wedge around glass and dipping in basil sugar., pour chilled blueberry/vodka mixture. Top off with prosecco. Garnish with fresh blueberries (try freezing some) a slice of lemon.

Notes

One batch of blueberry syrup will make 10 martini’s

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