Friday, September 19, 2008
Blackberry Tammy Collins
While I love autumn, I always get wistful for the warm long days of summer. Eating bushels of tomatoes is a one way to hold onto the warmth, but for me summer is about fruit. Pies, jams, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, salad, curry, kimchi all get made with fruit. But, at the end of summer, I also turn to alcohol. That came out wrong...nevermind. I have been making infused vodkas.
The latest was red currant vodka. I was in an infusing phase a while ago. The last of these was red currant vodka which only takes fresh red currants, vodka, and time. The result was only vaguely curranty--so ended up not being the best use of those lovelies, but alas.
I used this vodka to make a Blackberry Tammy Collins following White on Rice Couple's Tom Collins as a guide. These were delicious and addictive. And as it is Friday, have a couple with dinner tonight. I might.