Playfully preserving fresh blueberries with ingredients like ground cherries, sliced fennel, McCormick® Fennel Seed, and McCormick Gourmet™ Global Selects Himalayan Pink Salt creates a deep shift among all the ingredients, inviting a welcome and new flavor experien... Playfully preserving fresh blueberries with ingredients like ground cherries, sliced fennel, McCormick® Fennel Seed, and McCormick Gourmet™ Global Selects Himalayan Pink Salt creates a deep shift among all the ingredients, inviting a welcome and new flavor experience. Sip this sour on its own, or combine with a mixer for a light, refreshing cocktail - and feel time slow down with every gorgeously delicious sip. Read More Read Less
- 4 cups distilled water
- 2 cups fresh blueberries, crushed
- 1 cup ground cherries, papery skins removed, crushed (optional)
- 1 cup thinly sliced fennel, about 1 bulb
- 3/4 cup cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Fennel Seed
- 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Fine Global Selects Himalayan Pink Salt
- 1 Mix all ingredients in large saucepan. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Cool completely.
- 2 Strain mixture through fine mesh sieve, discarding solids. Store sipping sour in airtight container in refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve chilled on its own, or mix with Prosecco, to taste. For a mocktail version, simply stir into lemon-lime soda or seltzer water.
Blueberry Fennel Vodka Tonic: Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add 3 ounces Blueberry Fennel Sipping Sour and 2 ounces vodka. Shake well. Strain into martini glass. Add 2 ounces tonic water and garnish with fresh or frozen blueberries to serve.
Test Kitchen Tips:
· Ground cherries, a flowering plant in the nightshade family, are closely related to tomatoes. The plant produces small, yellow to orange fruits surrounded by a leafy husk that becomes dry and papery when the fruit is ripe, much like a tomatillo. Ground cherries, typically about the size of a cherry tomato, are sweet, tart and juicy, with a somewhat tropical, pineapple-like flavor. They can be eaten raw or used for salsas, pies, jams and salads. Ground cherries can be found at farmers markets in late July to August as well as your local grocery store. Look out for some common varieties such as Aunt Molly’s, Cape Gooseberry, or Yellow Husk ground cherries.
· You can also store sipping sours before straining for later use. Simply transfer cooled mixture, fruit and all, to glass jars with lids. Seal tightly and refrigerate up to 1 week, or until ready to serve. Strain as directed before serving.
NUTRITION INFORMATION(per Serving)
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