Remember that secret news I said I was going to share? I’m so excited to share that my family is moving from our bustling life in Boston to beautiful coast of Maine!! As of September, we will be Mainers!! It’s time to celebrate! Want to toast us with a Maine Blueberry Fizz?
Why is this news so exciting (to us at least)?? For so many reasons: My hard working wife finally received her doctorate this year and was in a strong position to choose anywhere she wanted to work; I am a creative foodie-chef with a passion for the homegrown, organic, from-the land ingredients; and our outdoorsy 3 year old would live in the dirt and sand if we let her. So naturally the sea side, forest covered, food-centric, slow paced vibes of southern Maine seemed like a no-brainer for this little family who’s ready to put down some legit roots (both figuratively and literally). And because I come from a family that finds ways to celebrate any occasion, you know I had to come up with a fun cocktail to toast my wife’s job offer that confirmed our move.
This Maine Blueberry Fizz combines all of the wonderful flavors Maine is known for. This bourbon cocktail has blueberries, maple syrup, and kombucha. Kombucha may not be the first thing you think of when you think of Maine but when in Portland, it’s hard not to find a kombucha maker on every corner. It’s sweet, fizzy, tart, and packs a good hit of alcohol. It was the perfect cocktail to toast our move. Cheers!