The Lab

Here you'll find out about the flavours we play with in our 'down-time'.  We love drinks, but we only get to find out what the good ones are by trying to make a few.  These are our experiments.  Like one?  Tell us!

Lab Post #1 - Blueberry & Lemon

 

Nom Nom.  We love lemons around here, we think the acidity they bring is much better than what you get from citric acid, malic acid etc. because they have a hint of flavour too.  So we've been playing.

Todays playtime:  Blueberries.

Hypothesis:

Blueberries are a bit rubbish for making drinks from as they don't have much concentrated flavour.

Methodology:

Take 500g of ripe (preferably over-ripe) blueberries and simmer in sugar until they dissolve to a big bag of mush.  Filter the mush out and serve with the turkey & chicken for Christmas Lunch.  That's what we did anyway - far more interesting than cranberries.

Add some fresh pressed lemon juice, water from Blenheim Palace and spritz up with some CO2.

Very nice.  Much much less full-on than our normal products, and a lovely change for us hardcore lemon addicts.  Mild, sweet at first then the blueberries come through.  Lovely.

Conclusion:

Actually, we really rather liked it.  So much so that we made 40 bottles or so.  Not a cheap drink to make due to the blueberries, but nevertheless lovely.  Want a bottle?  Add a comment below!

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