FriYAY Cocktails: Blackberry Whiskey Sour

It’s Friday so you know what that means…FriYAY Cocktails!!

Fair warning: this one’s a bit on the strong side. But hey, it’s Friday. Let’s get tipsy.

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Earlier this week I noticed the organic blackberries were on sale at my local Shop Rite. I’m not a 100% organic shopper, I just can’t afford that. But when something’s on sale,Β especiallyΒ produce, IΒ stock up.

They were the juiciest, richest, downrightΒ BEST blackberries I’ve ever had!! So I went back for more, and started brainstorming recipe ideas.

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Rosemary and blackberry go perfectly together. The perfect compliment of sweet and herby, I can’t get enough of it. I spent some time thinking of what liquor to put in this, and landed on whiskey. It pairs well with the flavors, in my opinion, and wouldn’t overpower the flavors.

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Alright people let’s get mixing!!

Ingredients:

Simple Syrup
12 oz fresh blackberries
1/2 cup sugar

Blackberry Whiskey Sour
2 oz whiskey
2 oz lemon juice
1.2 oz blackberry simple syrup
frozen blackberries as ice
3 sprigs of rosemary

Directions:

  1. To make the simple syrup, pour the blackberries and sugar into a small pan and heat on medium heat for 20-30 minute, stirring occasionally. Strain through a mesh sieve and set aside to cool for about 20 minutes or throw it in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine, lemon juice, whiskey, simple syrup, ice, and 2 sprigs of rosemary. Give it a good shake!
  3. Pour your cocktail over your frozen blackberries, and garnish with a sprig of rosemary. Bottoms up!

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