Blueberry Gin Sour & Vegan Garlic Spread with Rye Crackers

This recipe goes out to all the garlic lovers out there! Fingerfoods and tapas are one of my personal favourite things to cook. This food and drink combination gives you a delicious glimpse of the Finnish flavours that won’t disappoint you. TIP! If you don’t have access to rye crackers, you can use any other very crispy cracker of your choice – the crispier the better 🤤

This recipe will start a Deliciously Vegan Tapas series, in which a new drink and food combo will be shared with you simultaneously. Leave a comment on this post telling what your wishes and suggestions for the upcoming recipes are!

Blueberry Gin Sour (1 serving) 🫐

4 cl Gin
2 cl Lemon juice
4 cl Blueberry syrup
1-2 tbsp Aquafaba

For the Blueberry Syrup you’ll need:

1 dl Blueberries
1 dl White sugar
1 dl Water

Vegan Garlic Spread 🧄

250 g Vegan sour cream 
3-4 Cloves of garlic 
Black pepper

Making the drink:

  1. Start by preparing the blueberry syrup. Wash and drain the blueberries carefully. Add the blueberries with the sugar and water on to a saucepan. Warm up the mixture on medium heat until the liquid starts to bubble and all the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Once the liquid is bubbling, let the mixture simmer for 1-2 minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat and lightly mash the blueberries in the pan with the back of a spoon. Set the syrup aside to cool. Once the syrup has cooled down, double drain it to a pitcher to wait.
  3. To make the drink, add the gin, lemon juice, cooled blueberry syrup and aquafaba to a shaker. Shake the drink for 1 minute.
  4. After a minute of shaking, add a few pieces of ice to the shaker. Continue to shake the drink for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Pour the drink to a glass of your choice and add 3 blueberries on a triangle pattern on top of the drink. Now ENJOY 💙

Creating the garlic spread:

  1. Mince the garlic finely and add to a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients to the same bowl and mix well.
  2. Let the garlic spread set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. This lets the flavours to combine into a heavenly dip!
  3. Serve the spread with rye crackers, blueberry gin sour and ENJOY 🧡

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One response to “Blueberry Gin Sour & Vegan Garlic Spread with Rye Crackers”

  1. Sustain | Avatar

    Absolutely delighting. Thank you 🌍😊

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