Black Trumpet Blueberry Cordial

Here in New Hampshire, black trumpet mushrooms and wild blueberries are harvested at the same time, so we used both to create our latest cordial concoction. A unique blend of the season’s best sweet and savory flavors, our Black Trumpet Blueberry Cordial is made with hand-picked blueberries from the forest near our distillery, and foraged black trumpet mushrooms from our neighbors at New Hampshire Mushroom Company. Mushrooms are an unexpected choice — this is the only spirit we know of that uses them — but the rich, fruity, smoky flavor of the black trumpet provides a perfect counterbalance to the sweet, tart blueberries. Lavender and lemon verbena straight from our garden add light herbal notes and reinforce the fresh flavors, creating a rare cordial that brings to mind a prize-winning blueberry pie.

Berry Basil Gimlet

2 oz AITA Black Trumpet Blueberry
1 oz gin
½ oz fresh lime juice
½ oz honey
Fresh basil leaves

Muddle honey, basil, and lime juice in cocktail shaker. Add ice, gin and AITA Black Trumpet Blueberry and shake. Strain into a chilled coupe glass, and garnish with a basil leaf.

Blueberry Sparkler

2 oz AITA Black Trumpet Blueberry
3 oz lemonade
Club soda
Lemon wedge garnish

Build in a tall glass with ice, top with club soda and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Tamworth Cobbler

2 oz Black Trumpet Blueberry Cordial
2 oz Manzanilla Sherry
1 oz lemon juice

Shake all ingredients with ice to chill. Add to a glass with crushed ice. Top with Blueberry Cordial. Garnish with mint.

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