In a medium saucepan, add the wild blueberries, water, maple syrup, and cinnamon stick. Heat over medium-high and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the mixture reduces by almost half. Remove from heat and discard the cinnamon stick. Let cool completely.
Transfer the lemon peels and vodka to a wide-mouth glass jar. Pour in cooled wild blueberry mixture. Cover tightly and transfer to the refrigerator for at least 24 hours or up to 7 days. Strain vodka and transfer to jars for gifting or container for serving
To make drink:
Stir together 1.5 ounces of vodka (3 tablespoons) and 6 ounces of club soda. Pour over ice. Serve with extra wild blueberries and/or lemon or orange slices. Enjoy!
*The recipe makes about 16 (1.5 ounce) servings of vodka.*To make non-alcoholic drink:
Follow the recipe, but use 2 cups of water instead of only one.
Skip the step of infusing the vodka.
Add the lemon peels after the mixture cools, and transfer to the fridge to infuse for at least 12 hours.
Strain the mixture if desired, and use 2-3 ounces of mixture for 6-8 ounces of club soda.
Serve over ice. Enjoy!
Recipe from Living Well Kitchen https://blog.memeinge.com/wild-blueberry-lemon-vodka/