This year I decided to preserve my favorite native fruit by making cordial, shrub, and drunken berries. These recipes can also be made with blueberries or other fruits. There's a berry kamikaze cocktail recipe too!
These tasty sour syrups can be enjoyed mixed with bubbly soda water or swirled into cocktails. This super easy recipe calls for native blackcap raspberries, but any fruit or herb can be used including peaches, rosemary, cherry, basil, ginger, etc.
Shrubs are all the rage lately, so I tried a Dandelion Shrub. You infuse dandelion petals in a mixture of raw vinegar, water & sugar, then use the resulting syrup to make a refreshing drink or cocktail. Your gin and tonic will never be the same.