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Independence Spice

From fireworks to firing up the grill, celebrate America’s favorite holiday with a 4th of July cocktail. Ripe blackberries and simple syrup make this bourbon wine cocktail sweet, while cooling mint and zesty lemon balance it out. Garnish with more blackberries and mint for a classy patriotic drink to serve up all day long.

QUICK FACTS

FLAVOR

Sour , Sweet

skill level

Advanced

From fireworks to firing up the grill, celebrate America’s favorite holiday with a 4th of July cocktail. Ripe blackberries and simple syrup make this bourbon wine cocktail sweet, while cooling mint and zesty lemon balance it out. Garnish with more blackberries and mint for a classy patriotic drink to serve up all day long.

Ingredients

1 1/2 parts
Basil Hayden's® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
1/2 part fresh
Lemon Juice
3/4 part
Simple Syrup
7
Blackberries
7
Fresh Mint Leaves
2-3 parts
Wine, Sparkling

Instructions

Muddle 6 blackberries and 6 mint leaves in a Boston Shaker with ¼ part simple syrup.
In the mixing glass, combine Basil Hayden's® Bourbon, lemon juice and remaining simple syrup and add to the muddled blackberries and mint leaves.
Add ice and shake.
Double strain into a Collins glass with fresh crushed ice.
Top with sparkling wine.
Garnish with a skewered mint leaf and blackberry.

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