As promised! The second installment in my flavored ice-cube series. Check out the first here.
I love when an experiment turns out for the best, and that’s exactly what happened in this case. With the arrival of fresh berries you know that summer has arrived and I wanted a refreshing drink that was sweet, but also let the berries have their time in the limelight. This does the job.
VANILLA VODKA WITH BLACKBERRY FLAVORED ICE CUBE
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
4-5 sprigs of of mint
1/4 cup of Blackberry Crush from Trader Joe’s- or any berry flavored drink
3 tablespoons of simple syrup
3 tablespoons of water
2 oz Smirnoff Vanilla flavored Vodka (any flavored vanilla vodka will do)
1/2-1 oz of club soda
1 Tovolo Ice Sphere Mold OR regular ice tray
Shred the sprigs of mint. Mix the blackberries mint together in a bowl. Add Blackberry Crush, simple syrup, and water. Pour all ingredients into an ice tray. Freeze for 2-5 hours.
Remove from fridge and ice cube(s) to vodka in a short or tall glass. Top off with club soda. Add a blackberry and sprig of mint to garnish.