Earth Day Deserves a Cocktail All Its' Own.. and We Have One!!

You know when a trend is more than a trend but an actual evolution when drinks are based on the them of the event/trend.
Now there’s one for Earth Day — given the immense popularity here in California and the West Coast about environmental causes — there is now a cocktail that’s perfect for Earth Day celebration and revolves around organic ingredients. ( of course!)
Country Thyme
Mixologist’s Notes:
The beauty of this cocktail, beyond its refreshing flavor, is threefold:
* it is simple to prepare yet appears very esoteric (it’s a blueberry lemonade with thyme in it);
* it is an incredibly versatile formula (you can switch the berry for whatever is in season, or you can change the fruit/herb combo to strawberry/mint, strawberry/ basil, raspberry/tarragon, etc);
* it is visually stimulating which creates instant appeal with other customers.
1 ½ oz. Square One Organic Vodka
10-15 Fresh organic blueberries (can also be made with other fresh berries like black berries or huckleberries but may need more sweetener. Use whatever is in season and fresh and this recipe can evolve in taste and presentation for months — think about cranberries for Thanksgiving!!)
1/2 of an organic lemon, in pieces
¼ oz. organic agave nectar ( find this in organic food stores or in larger liquor purveyors)
Place blueberries and lemon pieces in a mixing cup and muddle to juice both.
Add agave nectar and vodka, and then top with ice.
Shake vigorously for 10-20 seconds.
Place one small sprig of Thyme in the palm of your hand and slap it to release the oils.
Twist it and place at the bottom of a 10 oz glass (highball or old fashioned bucket), then
fill with ice.
Strain the drink over the ice.
Take a nice big, pretty sprig of Thyme and slap it again before sticking it into the drink as a garnish.
Sounds like a perfectly luscious drink for summer 2008 — far beyond Earth Day. I can see me doing some mixology on this one!!

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