Summer Cocktail

This essential midsummer tipple was created by Dustin MacMillan.

Summer has an abundance on offer when it comes to fruits and flowers, together creating complete and utter nostalgia. This particular collaboration is a classic. All of the produce in this drink can be found in the West Country of England, with blueberries and lavender both in season during the long hot July days, complimented with an icy cold sorbet scoop. Not only is this refreshingly delicious it's also visually stunning.
 
30ml Black Cow pure milk vodka
1 scoop of blueberry sorbet
1 bottle of Perry cider
Garnish with 1 freshly picked lavender blossom
 
Scoop 1 portion of sorbet into any glass you deem appropriate, open the bottle of Perry cider and pour into the glass, the sorbet will rise to the rim of the glass and will slowly begin to melt with the bubbles. 

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For the sorbet:
250g of blueberries
90g of caster sugar
100g of water
 
Bring all the ingredients to a simmer in a metal pot, allowing the berries to break their skin, stirring occasionally.

Pour into a metal container, cover and place in the freezer until frozen solid. Then turn on an ice cream maker for the final sorbet factor and place in a plastic container, keeping it in the freezer ready to use whenever you fancy a scoop.

Jemma Moran