Last weekend while discussing what drink to do next, JD and I scrolled through pinterest and landed on some kind of fizz muddled with blackberry jam. I thought it would be too soon to do another fizz after the blueberry lemon one two weeks ago (you can check out that recipe here) so I began thinking of what else might be good with blackberries. My mind immediately went to bourbon and so we continued searching until we found a vague list of ingredients on a restaurant website and as per usual made up our own version.
blackberry bourbon lemonade
half a lemon
1.5 oz bourbon
1 oz cardamom simple syrup*
1 oz soda water
*To make the cardamom simple syrup:
In a small saucepan add equal parts sugar and water and a few cardamom pods and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about five minutes. Strain or remove the pods and let cool before adding to the cocktail.
In a large glass or shaker muddle half a lemon with bourbon and cardamom simple syrup. In the serving glass, muddle blackberries and fill with crushed ice. Strain and pour bourbon mixture over ice and top with soda water. Stir and enjoy!
We were going to add champagne but forgot to pick some up so ended up adding soda water instead. I'm kind of disappointed about that. I'll take just about any excuse to have champagne so please feel free to switch that out if you like!
Happy Friday and enjoy the holiday weekend (if you have one)!