Most people think of gin as the perfect aperitif. Cleansing the palate with a fine, crisp gin cocktail is the perfect way to prepare for a marvelous meal. But, gin for dessert? How rebellious! Daring! And tasty. Here’s a simply delightful recipe that will cure your end-of-summer doldrums:
Wired Gin Berry Sundaes
In a small saucepan, combine:
- 1/3 cup gin (we prefer Junipero or Tanqueray for their stronger flavor)
- 1 cup blueberries or blackberries (if possible seek out your local farmers’ market for the ripest)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
Simmer about five minutes until the berries just start to break open. Cool. Pour over vanilla ice cream – preferably homemade – and enjoy the dog days of summer from a whole new perspective.