Huckleberry Drinks Archive

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:


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 Salmon

Posted August 20, 2014 By sandy

When looking for recipes for huckleberries, I ran across this wonderful recipe for Huckleberry Salmon.

Instead on making the usual cookies, cakes and muffins, this savory recipe includes the great tastes of huckleberries for a fancy dinner dish:  Huckleberry Salmon.

Originally posted by Sylvia Fountaine in the Spokesman Review ….


Check out the Spokesman article, Seasonal Kitchen: Huckleberries great for sweet, savory dishes, for some background on huckleberries and recipes for the following:

  • Huckleberry Almond Flour Pancakes
  • Huckleberry Mojito
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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


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


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.

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 |

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.

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


  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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Huckleberry Banana Shake

Posted July 15, 2010 By sandy

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  • 1 ripe banana    ( I throw them into the freezer when they get too ripe, then they are always at hand for shakes or baking.)
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup huckleberries ( or frozen blueberries )
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend.  It will be thick enough to eat with a spoon.  If it’s too thick for your liking add a bit more milk.  Enjoy


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Huckleberry Breakfast Smoothie

Posted July 7, 2010 By sandy

powderate: Breakfast berry smoothie and a scrumptous breakfast of

By powderate
A huckleberry smoothie is an nitid way of having the very end of last summers wild huckleberries from the freezer. The early signs are promising for this season, at low elevation we have lots of berries forming on most varieties of

Breakfast Smoothie: serves two

In the large jar of the blender place the following ingredients
1 c juice
1c plain yogurt
1 T organic coconut oil
1 t organic vanilla extract
1 c fresh or frozen berries
2 T ground chia or flax seed

Place the top on the blender and start the motor on low speed.  Increase speed after it has begun to turn over to prevent spilling over.  Add more juice to desired consistency.  Drink slowly to taste the flavors.


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Huckleberry Wine Recipe

Posted July 7, 2010 By sandy

Huckleberry Wine Recipe by Foreign Foods |

Huckleberry Wine recipe from


5 pts. huckleberries

6 pts. water

2 1/2 lb. granulated sugar

1 yeast cake
Crush fruit.
Add 1 qt.boiled water which has been cooled to room temperature.
Let stand tightly covered for 24 hours.
Squeeze out juice using several layers of cheese cloth.
Discard pulp.
Boil 1 cup sugar in 1/2 gal.water for 1 minute.
Mix with juice; add yeast and let ferment for two weeks.
Strain through several layers of cheese cloth.
Boil 1 cup sugar in 1/2 pt.water.
Let cool.
Add to huckleberry liquid in gallon jug.
Fit jug with fermentation lock and leave in warm place until fermentation ceases.
Bottle and let age at least six months.


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