Thursday, August 8, 2019

blackberry bourbon smash

I’ve been considering about it, and I assume cocktail Friday want to turn out to be a month-to-month thing, what do you guys think?

blackberry bourbon smash 

Ok, properly it doesn’t want to be a month-to-month thing, since I don’t in truth make all that many cocktails and usually persist with kombucha or sparkling water, BUT my hassle was in city the different week and he convinced that we essential Friday drinks. For some cause I am the greatest sucker when it involves Kai… and he know’s it. After a lengthy day of filming I practically begged Kai to squeeze in basically one extra video, and the basically method he agreed to do it was if  we might make a cocktail first.


Thankfully, I’ve been planning on sharing this blackberry bourbon spoil for a whereas now, so all of it labored out quite good! Kai got his drinks… and I got in a single final video.


Cool, cool!

Speaking of Kai, I’m type of pumped simply due to the fact his girlfriend, Caitlin made him this Steak Bowl for dinner the different night. Kai and Cait persist with a strict weight-reduction plan of tacos, bird and extra tacos. This is Kai’s preference, Cait in truth enjoys consuming nice food, but for some cause is going alongside with Kai’s taco regimen. She even likes quite quite a bit all types of meals (except for blue cheese which makes me wanna cry), but I assume she was simply getting a bit bit bored in their nightly regimen and decided it was time to do some cooking. This had me absolutely excited simply due to the fact Cait decided she was going to make certainly one of my recipes!

Like YES!! Finally individual in my household was going to recreate anything of mine, hip, hip hooray!!

The factor about Cait is that she is fairly new to cooking. I mean, she is aware of the best technique to do all of the fundamentals and will for certain comply with a recipe, but I nonetheless assume she was maybe, barely nervous?! I dunno. I made her move to Whole Foods to get Gochujang simply due to the fact I essential the recipe to be a vast success for her. I see it like this, if she makes the recipe, realizes it’s quite easy… and method higher than Kai’s boring bird tacos, then she’ll maintain cooking and I’ll lastly have individual to chat foodie issues with! I mean, it’s about time!!

Anyway, lengthy tale short, Cait ended up making dinner for Kai, Blake and Weston (Kai’s roommates), and my cousin Matt. Matt is spending basically a couple of days at Kai’s on his technique to his new residence in San Diego the place he begins a brand new process there subsequent month! I dunno if Cait was planning on all these people, but I heard everything was successful all around, double high-fives to Cait!!

OH, and she made my guac too. I mean, geez, that woman is aware of the best technique to please these boys with all of the proper foods. Caitlin’s smart!

Aren’t they pretty, I love their darkish color. It reminds me of a spooky Halloween drink for some reason, which type of type of maybe, has me basically a bit bit bit excited for October!

Don’t hate me. It’s been dark, chilly and dreary proper correct here all week, so fall has been on my mind…but basically a little. It’s nonetheless summer time at the weblog by means of August, or even into the primary half of September!

…start with contemporary blackberries

…add a handful of mint

…a little honey for sweetness

…a contact of lemon juice

…now muddle that every one collectively till the blackberries are smashed and have launched their juices

…add some bourbon (or perhaps quite a bit if it’s been a tough week)

…toss in some ice

…top off with ginger beer

…garnish with mint


Fast, easy and tremendous good.

Oh man! I nearly forgot! I additional a lime sugar to the rim of my glass for fun. It is absolutely no longer a must, but like I said, it's fun, and in truth sweet.

Perfect for a Friday cocktail!

PS. I am simply figuring out here is the final weekend of August? Oh my gosh! Cocktails ARE a must, we want to cease the final complete month of summer time properly!

3.79 from 66 votes
blackberry bourbon smash.
By halfbakedharvest
Course: drinks
Cuisine: american
Keyword: berry cocktail
A refreshing berry packed cocktail

 prep time 5 minutes
 complete time 5 minutes
 servings 1 drink
 energy 257 kcal


granulated sugar - for the rim of the glasses
zest from 1 lime - once more for the rims
8 contemporary blackberries
7 leaves mint
juice from half a lemon
1-2 tablespoons honey
2 ounces bourbon extra or so much less to taste
ginger beer for topping
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On a shallow plate, combine the sugar and lime zest. Run the lime wedge round the part of your glasses, then invert every glass into the plate to create a sugar/lime rim.
In a cocktail shaker or glass jar, upload blackberries, mint, lemon juice and honey, utilizing a muddler, (or even the cease of a rolling pin or different kitchen tool). Muddle all of the meals together, squishing everything to launch the juices. Add the bourbon.
Add ice for your rimmed glass and pour the drink over the ice. Top the glass with a bit bit extra ice after which pour the ginger beer over, gently stirring to combine. Garnish with contemporary mint. DRINK! 🙂source