A berry blue summer
As we celebrate all things red, white and blue this month, the perfect cocktail to wet your whistle is the Blue Dome at Juniper.
The Blue Dome features blueberry-infused vodka, elderflower liqueur, a squeeze of lime and mint leaves.
The berries of summer are at their plumpest peak in July, and Juniper Restaurant is making the most of the bounty with a selection of fruit-infused spirits.
As we celebrate all things red, white and blue this month, the perfect cocktail to wet your whistle is the Blue Dome. The mixologists at Juniper, 324 E. Third St., infuse vodka with fresh blueberries and add a healthy splash of elderflower liqueur, which gives a floral, honey-like essence that enhances the berry without overpowering. Mint leaves are given a quick smack to release the oils and are floated atop, lending a fragrant, cooling and herbaceous element to this refreshing cocktail. A squeeze of lime adds the perfect citrus hit to round out the flavors.
“The first sip of the Blue Dome will make your mouth dance,” says Justin Thompson, owner of Juniper and the Justin Thompson Restaurant group, “and your body is sure to follow.” Though the delicate sweetness from the fruit and elderflower liqueur take center stage, the cocktail is definitely spirit-forward enough to keep your attention.
Look for other summery concoctions on the Juniper menu as it incorporates more fruits of the season into its ever-changing roster of specialty cocktails.