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Ouzo with blueberries

The classic Greek liquor infused with Quebec blueberries and a touch of basil
Prep Time5 mins
Resting time1 d
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Mia Kouppa cocktails, Ouzo, Ouzo cocktail, Ouzo drink, Ouzo with blueberries
Author: Mia Kouppa

Ingredients

For the ouzo drink (3 - 4 servings of ouzo)

  • 1/2 cup ouzo
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 basil leaf

For the ice cream topped with ouzo soaked blueberries (1 serving)

  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream

Instructions

For the ouzo blueberry drink

  • Combine all ingredients in a jar and allow to sit in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours.
  • To serve your ouzo, pour the liquid into small glasses and add 2 or 3 of the blueberries to the drink. Garnish with a small basil leaf if desired. Serve with a tall glass of cold water.
  • Enjoy!

For the ice cream topped with ouzo soaked blueberries

  • Place vanilla ice cream into a serving bowl.
  • Top with as many of the ouzo soaked blueberries as you would like.
  • Garnish with a leaf of basil if desired.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

The ouzo drink has a beautiful colour and a subtle taste of blueberry and basil. The longer you let your drink infuse with the blueberries, the more pronounced the flavour will be.  
We use frozen blueberries (as opposed to fresh berries) as they impart a deep blue-purple colour to the ouzo, and we prefer the texture of these blueberries when we use them to top ice cream. 
The serving sizes listed here are estimates; it all depends on how much ouzo one drinks, and how many berries you will put onto your ice cream.