Beverages » Blueberry Gin
Kevin Martin of Eastern Standard makes a gin infusion he claims "is like gold at the restaurant." Start with fresh blueberries and freeze them thoroughly. Why freeze fresh berries? Kevin tells us ice crystals form, causing cell walls to burst and impart a deep color and rich flavor into the gin. Soak half of the berries in the gin for 3 weeks, then strain the mixture over a new batch of fresh-frozen berries, allowing it to rest an additional 3 weeks. Six weeks seems like a long time to wait, but this delicious gin will be worth your patience, especially if you make Kevin's Blueberry Thrill cocktail. Cheers!