Blackberry Old Fashioned
The blackberries this summer have been absolutely mind blowing. Combine that with the fact that we've only been drinking on the weekends this Summer. So I've been taking my cocktail game more seriously. When you're only drinking a few drinks per week, they need to be elevated a bit.
I'm a whiskey girl through and through. I like it just straight on the rocks, but on Sundays my mom comes over for family dinner. She prefers a mixed drink, and she likes them a little sweet. My go to on Sundays is an old fashioned, but I wanted to do something a little more Summery.
I had a bottle of grocery store bourbon on hand, and some big, beautiful blackberries....so here's what I came up with.
Blackberry Old Fashioned!
It's a pretty simple drink to make. Maybe even simpler than a regular old fashioned, since I didn't have to make a new batch of simple syrup. I just muddled some blackberries with a little sugar and a dash of bitters. Voilá!
Muddler - I couldn't find mine, so I just used the bottom of my cocktail strainer.
And if you like the big ice cubes, you'll need a mold for those and make them ahead of time.
(Makes 2 cocktails)
4 shots Rye whiskey or bourbon (I generally have bourbon on hand)
1 Tablespoon sugar (I've made this with Allulose for a lower carb version. and it was just as good!)
2-4 dashes Angostura bitters
1/4 cup water
Ice for shaking
Optional basil leaves for garnish
Muddle 6-8 blackberries with the sugar in the bottom of your cocktail shaker.
Add your regular ice, whiskey shots, bitters and water.
Shake together until the shaker feels cold.
Place a large ice cube in each rocks glass.
Strain the drink into the rocks glasses over the big ice cubes.
Garnish with leftover blackberries and basil leaves (mint works too!)
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