Bourbon Berry Smash

10 min
1
intermediate

This recipe was created by Roger McQueen, the bar manager and mixologist at Elevage restaurant at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, FL., shared some fantastic cocktails with Wish Farms in celebration of Florida Blueberries! While vodka is the prime choice for most women, Roger created using only bourbon in his efforts to have us all “branch out!” His use of fresh fruit offsets what some women may dislike about the bourbon taste alone. We encourage you all to try these amazing recipes in your own home today!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces Gentleman Jack
  • 2 lemon slices
  • 10 blueberries
  • 2 sprigs of mint
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 1  ounce raw simple syrup
  • 2 dashes of citrus bitters
  • 2  ounces of ginger beer

Directions

  • Muddle 7 blueberries, 1 slice of lemon, 1 sprig of each mint and thyme with simple syrup in a Boston shaker.
  • Add whisky, ice, and citrus bitters.
  • Shake Vigorously and double strain over fresh ice and top with soda or ginger beer.
  • Garnish with lemon and mint.