Sep 28, 2015

Blackberry Bourbon Smash

IMG_0004Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado

Santa Fe, N.M.

Blackberry Bourbon Smash

Created by Nicholas Tyson.

A sweet, refreshing, bourbon treat full of berry and a hint of tart acidity.

3              Muddled blackberries
1 ½ oz    Bulleit Rye
½ oz        Crème de cassis
1 oz         Hibiscus syrup
3 drops  Blackberry aged bitters
½ oz        Soda water
Juice squeezed from ½ fresh lemon

Muddle blackberries, crème de cassis and blackberry bitters in a glass with lemon juice. Add Bulleit Rye and hibiscus syrup. Add ice and shake. Pour into a rocks glass and top with club soda. Garnish with a whole blackberry.

Hibiscus syrup

5            hibiscus flowers,
3 cups   sugar
3 cups   water

Bring to a boil and let simmer for 3 minutes. Let cool before use.