Excessive grocery shopping has been one of the many precautions people have taken to combat our undeniable fates of staying in more and going out less. However, did you buy too many avocados? Are you really going to use all those berries to make a smoothie every morning? Well, if you haven’t figured out what to do with all the excess produce before they go bad, we’ve got you covered with these 3 easy cocktails using Broken Shed Vodka from New Zealand.
Broken Shed Vodka (SRP $24.99), made from the crispest waters of New Zealand and distilled with milk whey protein, this vodka balances well in a cocktail and is smooth enough to enjoy on it’s own. This best tasting vodka has no sugar and is gluten and GMO free!
2 parts Broken Shed Vodka
3 Basil Leaves
1 part Balsamic Vinegar
½ cup Fresh Muddled Strawberries
1. Muddle basil with balsamic vinegar
2. Combine with strawberries
3. Add Broken Shed Vodka and top with seltzer
Avocado Mint Cocktail
2 oz vodka
2 oz avocado simple syrup (recipe below)
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
2 tsp fresh mint, finely chopped, plus mint leaves for garnish
splash of seltzer or club soda (optional)
AVOCADO SIMPLE SYRUP
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 medium avocado
1. Make the simple syrup: place the sugar and water in a small pan and heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved, and liquid is clear. Cool to room temperature, then pour into a blender and scoop in the 1/2 avocado. Puree until fully combined. The mixture will be thick but pourable.
2. To make the drink, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add 2 oz avocado syrup, 1.5 oz vodka, 3/4 oz lime juice, and 2 tsp chopped mint. Shake vigorously and strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with a sprig of mint.
The Ruby Tripper
1.5 oz Broken Shed Vodka
1 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
3 Leaves Basil
3 Leaves Mint
Squeeze of Lemon Juice
1. Put watermelon in a blender and puree until smooth
2. Muddle mint and basil leaves
3. Add ingredients into shaker and pour over ice
4. Garnish with watermelon slice and basil