- .5 oz – Huckleberries (buy them here)
- 3-4 – Mint Leaves (1 sprig for garnish)
- 1 Tsp – Agave Syrup
- 2 oz – Volans Extra Añejo Tequila
- 1 oz – Lime Juice
- Pelligrino, Perrier, or Soda Water
- Lime wedge (garnish)
Put Huckleberries into a shaker & muddle until they are smashed into a nice pureé. Add mint leaves & agave syrup and muddle lightly. Fill shaker with ice then add lime juice & Volans Extra Añejo Tequila and shake well. Strain into a highball glass with fresh ice. Top off with sparkling water or soda water. Add mint sprig and lime as a garnish.
Makes 2-3 drinks.
Wild Mountain Huckleberries grow in the Pacific Northwest and have not been successfully cultivated, meaning they are 100% wild. They are Idaho’s state fruit, high in vitamin A, B, C, potassium, iron, and are high in antioxidants. They have an equally tart and sweet taste. They were an important berry crop and used for their medicinal properties for the Native American tribes Northwestern U.S. and Canada.
If you’re having a hard time finding huckleberries you can substitute blueberries.