Huckleberry Drinks Archive

Huckleberry Gin Fizz Cocktail

Posted August 23, 2018 By sandy

Huckleberry juice and ‘shrub’ make wonderful adult drinks. 

This recipe, orignially posted on the Use Real Butter website, sounded especially appealing on these warm summer days!

Huckleberry Gin Fizz Cocktail

Huckleberry Gin Fizz Cocktail

Ingredients

    Huckleberry Cocktail
  • Ice
  • 2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 oz. huckleberry shrub (see below for recipe)
  • 3-4 dashes bitters (limes work best)
  • Ginger beer
  • Huckleberry Shrub
  • 1 cup huckleberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup champagne vinegar

Instructions

    Make the huckleberry gin fizz:
  1. Fill glass with ice. Pour the bitters, lime juice and huckleberry shrub syrup, and into the glass. Add in ginger beer and a few frozen huckleberries. Makes 1 cocktail.
  2. Make the shrub syrup:
  3. Chop or mash the huckleberries (food processor works well).
  4. Mix sugar with the huckleberries cover (plastic wrap is best).
  5. Refrigerate for 3 or more days to allow the berries to soften.
  6. Strain and press the juices through a sieve, extracting as much juice as possible. Scrape any left over sugar back into the liquid.
  7. Stir in or pour the champagne vinegar over the huckleberries in the sieve to to dissolve any left over sugar.
  8. Place the shrub syrup in a seal jar and storing it in the refrigerator for at least a week -- shaking it at least once a day.
  9. The shrub syrup will mellow after two weeks in the refrigerator and can last for a few months to a year or more.
http://wildhuckleberry.com/2018/08/23/huckleberry-gin-fizz-cocktail/

Check out the full Huckleberry Gin Fizz recipe here from the Use Real Butter website, including some other great huckleberry recipes!

Some of the previously posted drinks, including adult drinks, are listed here:  Huckleberry Drinks

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Huckleberry Vodka Lemonade

Posted May 20, 2018 By sandy

Huckleberries make delicious and  refreshing drinks.  Huckleberry and lemonade go together wonderfully …. but what happens when you add vodka?  You create a tasty adult drink.

I have two recipes you can try.  The first is from my own home state of Idaho (where they grow and make these best huckleberry products!!)

Huckleberry Vodka LemonadeHuckleberry Vodka Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 2 oz 44° North® Mountain Huckleberry Vodka
  • 6 oz Gluten Free Lemonade
Instructions

Shake all ingredients together, strain into a mason jar over rocks. Garnish with lemon wheels and mint.

NOTE:  Check out all the delicious drinks listed on the 44° North® website

 

Another great recipe starts out with Huckleberry Lemonade

Huckleberry Lemonade with Vodka

Ingredients

One part huckleberry lemonade concentrate
Two parts water
Half part vodka (or adjust to your personal taste)

Instructions

Mix well and serve over ice
The bottle is large enough to make enough servings for a party!!

 

You can find Huckleberry Lemonade on our sister site:  Tastes of Idaho

 

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Huckleberries are wonderful and versatile little berries that work well in many different savory dishes and delectable desserts.

One of my favorite huckleberry deserts is huckleberry milk shakes.  Creamy ice cream matched with huckleberries creates a wonderfully refreshing dessert that you can drink!

If you still have frozen huckleberries in your freezer, here is a perfect recipe to try:

Huckleberry Milk Shakes

Huckleberry Milk Shakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of high quality vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup huckleberries
  • 1/3 cup whole milk

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Taste and adjust as needed. Add more huckleberries if you want a little more huckleberry flavor and more milk if needed.
  2. Top with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and enjoy immediately.
http://wildhuckleberry.com/2018/05/04/how-to-make-homemade-huckleberry-milk-shakes/

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If you do not have any fresh or frozen berries on hand, we have an easy option for you.  Huckleberry Milkshake Mixer

On our sister site, Tastes of Idaho, we feature a thick huckleberry milk shake mixer that will transform your ice cream mixture into a tasty huckleberry milkshake.

We suggest that you replace the half cup of fresh/frozen berries with about 1/4 cup of mixer.  Taste and add more mixer to suit your particular liking.

Easy and quick, and you can buy the huckleberry milk shake mixer online from Tastes of Idaho!

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Huckleberry Honey Mojitos

Posted August 31, 2017 By sandy

I find it fascinating to find all the different ways people use huckleberries and huckleberry products in their personal recipes.

The following recipe is a new twist on the traditional Mojitos …. but before we take a look at the recipe, if you need huckleberry honey (which is one of the ingredients used in this drink), we carry a full supply on the following website:  Tastes of Idaho!

 

Huckleberry Honey Mojitos

Huckleberry Honey Mojitos

Ingredients

  • 2 oz white rum
  • 3/4 oz huckleberry honey
  • 5 garden fresh mint leaves
  • 2 oz soda water
  • Lime wedges

Instructions

  1. In a glass with ice, combine all ingredients, stir together.
  2. Garnish with lime wedges and mint.

Notes

Tip: Omit alcohol and swap out for soda water to make a mocktail

http://wildhuckleberry.com/2017/08/31/huckleberry-honey-mojitos/

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Adult ‘Huckleberries in a Glass’ Recipe

Posted September 30, 2016 By sandy

Our friends at the Idaho Statesman featured a special article about a bartender, in the Boise area, who squeezed fresh huckleberries to make a wonderful ‘adult’ drink.  He lovingly calls his drink the Huckleberry Hound!

Here is his recipe:

Huckleberries in a Glass

Huckleberries in a Glass

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. fresh huckleberries
  • .5 oz. Lemon juice
  • 2 oz. Premium vodka
  • 1 oz. Simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar boiled until sugar dissolves)
  • Sugar (to rim the cocktail glass)
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle huckleberries.
  2. Add simple syrup, lemon juice, vodka.
  3. Shake for 30 seconds and double strain into cocktail glass with a sugared rim.
  4. Alternately, pour contents into 6 shot glasses with sugared rims. Rinse glass and repeat.
http://wildhuckleberry.com/2016/09/30/adult-huckleberries-in-a-glass-recipe/

READ THE FULL ARTICLEAdult huckleberries in a glass

Now, if you like simple recipes with as little fuss as possible, you can create something very similar to this recipe by mixing your favorite alcoholic beverage with our concentrated Huckleberry Lemonade (made right here in Idaho).

Check it out here!

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Huckleberry Mead Recipes

Posted July 17, 2013 By sandy

With huckleberry season upon some of us, recipes are starting to circulate around the internet.

Found two Huckleberry Mead recipes that looked interesting!!  Should you try either of these recipes, makes sure to share how the Mead turns out!

Wine Casks & Bottle

Wild Huckleberry Mead

Shared by Tom Schwarting

Recipe type: Other
Batch Size: 5 Gallons
Starting Gravity:
Finishing Gravity:
Time in Boil: 20 Minutes
Primary Fermentation: 2 weeks
Secondary Fermentation: 6 weeks

Ingredients:

  • 15# honey
  • 1# frozen wild mountain huckleberries from a local fruit stand
  • 2 packages champaign yeast

Procedure:

Boil honey in about 2.5 gallons of water for 20 minutes. Add huckleberries at end of boil, and let stand for 5 minutes. Pour mixture into glass carboy with 2 gallons cold water in bottom. Add yeast when cool.

(Original recipe can be found here)

Our second Huckleberry Mead recipe includes a homebrew log.  Here is the recipe:

Batch 13 – Mead 3 – 1 gal Huckleberry Mead

This is my third mead, a basic Huckleberry mead, 1 gallon volume with 3lb honey, 1 tsp yeast nutrient, 1/2 tsp ascorbic acid, 1/2 tsp acid mix and a small hand full of raisins.

The entire mix was brought to 180 and held there for about 15 min. The must was cooled to 75F and the yeast pitched. The yeast is a Lalvin champagne yeast, EC-1118. The must was thoroughly shaken prior to pitching for good aeration. ….

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Huckleberry Vodka Drink

Posted January 26, 2011 By sandy

Huckleberry Vodka Drinks | eHow.com

Huckleberries are sometimes identified as Alaskan blueberries, bilberries, whortleberries or red huckleberries. The huckleberry is notoriously difficult to

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Huckleberry Soda

Posted October 20, 2010 By sandy

HUCKLEBERRY Soda, Five Flavors Gelled – Alineaphile

HUCKLEBERRY Soda, Five Flavors Gelled. Alinea Recipe, pages 200-203. Ahhhh, the tart sweetness of huckleberries! I remember the taste distinctly from my

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Wild Huckleberry and Cherry Almond Shake

Posted August 4, 2010 By sandy

Diviana Alchemy: Wild Huckleberry and Cherry Almond Shake

By divianaalchemy
Packed with antioxidants and wild fruit flavors, the huckleberries and cherries are amazing in this recipe. Picking wild berries in your area is fun and provides connection to the earth, a chance to wander and wonder outside,

Wild Huckleberry and Cherry Almond Shake
serves 2
1/2 cup cherries, pitted
1/2 cup wild huckleberries
1/4 cup almond butter
2 fresh dates, pitted
2 T mesquite pod meal
1 T lucuma powder
1 T yacon powder
1 tsp honey
pinch himalayan salt
3-4 cups filtered or spring water
Blend all ingredients in high power blender until creamy and serve!
Alternative method: use 1/2 cup almonds instead of almond butter and blend with 3 cups water until smooth. Strain with a fine mesh bag and pour almond mylk into blender with remaining ingredients and blend until creamy.

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Huckleberry Ginn

Posted July 15, 2010 By sandy

Noshin’ Recipe: I Heart Huckleberries | TC Jewfolk

By Sara Rice
My prediction: huckleberries will be next trendy superfood. There’ve been blueberries, cranberries, pomegranate, and acai in recent years, but although huckleberries are similar enough in look and taste to be mistaken for blueberries,

Huckleberry Ginn

Makes: Two cocktails

The earthy pine-iness of the gin blends effortlessly with the sweet and tart berries, invoking images of days so humid you can’t move. I can’t help but reference Twain in the drink’s name — kind of makes me want to find a river raft to float away on. Reduce the amount of simple syrup and use club soda instead of Sprite if you don’t like your drinks too sweet — it’ll be lighter with more nuanced flavors.

Ingredients:
1 Cup huckleberries (fresh or frozen)
3 oz/2 jiggers gin (I like Tanqueray)
1/2 oz simple syrup
12 oz Sprite or club soda

Directions:

  1. Add huckleberries and gin to a blender; blend until mostly smooth.
  2. Add simple syrup. Blend briefly.
  3. Place a mesh strainer (small, preferably — and I don’t mean the kind in a bartending toolkit) over a low-ball glass and pour half the gin mixture through it, removing the large chunks. Do the same for the second glass.
  4. Top with soda and add ice. Embrace the humidity.


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