If you give a Park a cocktail shaker you can’t expect she isn’t going to learn every possible way to use it and every recipe. My mom gave me a mini shaker a few years ago in hopes of curbing my alcohol intake. Ha! She told me that it was a better size than the one I had been using (a regular full size). Not that I’m a crazy drinker but when I lived with them and was 21…I would come home after a long day and make myself something delicious.
I put my cocktail shaker and my soda stream to good use tonight. My boyfriend got me a soda stream for my birthday even though I asked for a nintendo…still waiting on that nintendo… Actually the soda stream has been pretty fun!
I chose to make this recipe of blackberry vodka mojito http://www.seasonalcravings.com/easy-blackberry-vodka-mojito/
It is quite refreshing, delicious and perfect for summer.
This is kind of a 2-in-1 post because I needed to make simple syrup for this recipe and that was new to me as well. I used this simple syrup recipe http://growingupgabel.com/simple-syrup/ . In a saucepan I combined one cup water, one cup sugar and brought to medium heat and waited until the sugar was dissolved. Then I took off heat and put into mason jars.
For the actual cocktail I muddled 1 teaspoon simple syrup, 4 blackberries and 6 mint leaves in my glass. Then put in the juice from one lime and 2 oz vodka. I poured into my cocktail shaker and shook it like T. Swift.
I poured in in my glass, added seltzer and blackberry and mint for garnish. Mmmmmm!!