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  • Aperture—ƒ/4
  • Camera—NIKON D5100
  • Taken—15 July, 2017
  • Copyright—© 2017 Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—24mm
  • ISO—200
  • Shutter speed—1/160s

I like Sourland Mountain Spirits. I took a tour of the distillery shortly after opening to the public and I was impressed by the distiller’s expertise and attention to quality. I uploaded photos from the even back in March but never got around to writing a blog post about it. With this post, I have repurposed those photos.

I love blueberries. I like eating them a handful at a time. For me, it’s the best low-glycemic index snack. My daughter loves them too. She eats them by the carton. I recently learned that the blueberry is New Jersey’s state fruit. I thought that was cranberries. Scratched head. I’m sure I can find a recipe for gin and cranberry juice.

Gin, Hopewell, Sourland Mountain Spirits, Gin, Vodka, Mercer County, Handcrafted, Local, Distillery, New Jersey

Sourland Mountain Spirits recently posted a recipe for a Blueberry Basil Gin Fizz on Facebook and I wanted to try it. I bought fresh blueberries from Von Thun Farms at the Montgomery Friends of Open Space Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning and used fresh basil from my garden planter. I bought two cartons of blueberries. One for me and one for my daughter.

Gin, Hopewell, Sourland Mountain Spirits, Gin, Vodka, Mercer County, Handcrafted, Local, Distillery, New Jersey

I combined the fish lime juice, simple syrup, blueberries and basil in a shaker and muddle the ingredients. That’s a fancy cocktail word for “mix up.” I think doing the muddling in a shallow bowl might be easier than doing it in the shaker. I think I’ll try that next time. After you’ve given your wrist some exercise, add the gin and ice to the shaker. Shake, shake, shake Senora1 and strain into a glass with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with a basil leaf or not. Sip. Relax. Enjoy.

Sourland Mountain Gin and Blueberry Basil Fizz

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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I love blueberries.


Ingredients

Directions


I combined the fish lime juice, simple syrup, blueberries and basil in a shaker and muddle the ingredients. That’s a fancy cocktail word for “mix up.” I think doing the muddling in a shallow bowl might be easier than doing it in the shaker. I think I’ll try that next time. After you’ve given your wrist some exercise, add the gin and ice to the shaker. Shake, shake, shake Senora[^1] and strain into a glass with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with a basil leaf or not. Sip. Relax. Enjoy.


  1. I couldn’t help myself but I think Harry Belafonte prefers rum. 

This morning a few of the share menu itmes were missing from Safari on macOS Sierra. Looking in the Settings app I noticed that the menu item had been disabled. Clicking the enable check did nothing. I was not able to enable the share menu item for Facebook, Twitter, etc. I found this link with the following command that repaired the issue.

/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -seed