Ok, so this post will not be about actual food.
Months ago the hubby, a couple of neighbors, and I headed up to Cooperstown, NY to get away from the city for a few days. During the trip, we visited Cooperstown Distillery where we did some liquor (errr spirits) tasting.
While we were filling up on spirits, I fell in love with the distillery’s Fenimore Gin, which made me buy a bottle. I was about to buy two bottles, but I’m glad that I held off.
Not sure what it is, but I’m not really feeling the latest addition to my gin collection. Perhaps, the fresh air in Cooperstown gave the gin a better taste compared to the air in Harlem, New York. I guess this sentiment is akin to thinking that a pair of jeans looks awesome in the store, but look like crap when you wear them in your house.
One night, I was chatting with a friend on Facebook, and she mentioned that she was sipping on blueberry-infused vodka. So I was like I have this nasty gin sitting on my “gin shelf” and blueberries in the fridge; perhaps, blueberries will make it better. I pretty much dumped a few (maybe too many) blue berries in the Fenimore Gin and let it sit out for a few days.
I think the blueberries helped the taste of the original gin. Random question: When blueberries sit in alcohol for 72 hours, do they still contain their antioxidant properties? 😉
Now, I can make this fancy French 75 cocktail that I had at Fool’s Gold, one of my favorite bars on the Lower East Side of NYC.
Over the summer, I tried my hardest (well . . . not really) to find this brand of purple gin, but I was unsuccessful. Now, I can make my own special cocktail . . . although the hue will be a bit different.