Tasty Tuesday: Crowberry and Rhubarb Fizzes

Happy Tasty Tuesday! It’s all about Iceland this week on the blog. Yesterday, I shared about all the fun we had in Reykjavík. Today, I’m sharing a recipe with two options featuring delicious and totally Icelandic liqueurs – the Crowberry Liqueur and Rhubarb Liqueur, both from 64º Reykjavik Distillery.

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The crowberry grows on the moss covered lava fields of Iceland, and is similar to a blueberry. The distillery says the crowberry is “delightfully fresh and and slightly bitter…subtler than it’s more flamboyant cousins though just as widely used.”

And rhubarb is a favorite of many Icelanders, and the distillery says, “a stick of rhubarb was a common sweet for the children of Iceland – pilfered from a neighbour’s garden and dipped in sugar with every bite.”

I was excited to try each in a cocktail, and after sampling both, I decided a Fizz would be the perfect drink to highlight each liqueur’s unique flavor!

Here’s what I used for one cocktail:

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  • 1 ounce of liqueur (since we aren’t fortunate enough to have access 64º liqueurs in the states, you could substitute any dark fruit liqueur for a similar cocktail)
  • 1 ounce of vodka
  • Tonic Water (see my favorite tonic water in last week’s Tasty Thursday post here)
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • Sprig of mint

I built the cocktail in my favorite stemless champagne glasses, first by adding the liqueur and vodka over ice, then adding the tonic water, and finally a splash of lemon juice, and topped it with a sprig of mint.

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Both options are light and refreshing with a subtle flavor in each. It was fun to have a little Icelandic cocktail hour here at home!

And, as they say in Iceland for cheers, Skál!

Party on!
Julie

 

 

 

 

 

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