Independence Spice

1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden's® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey1/2 part fresh Lemon Juice3/4 part Simple Syrup7 Blackberries7 Fresh Mint Leaves2-3 parts Wine, Sparkling
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.
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

MAIN SPIRIT

Bourbon, Champagne / Sparkling Wine

FLAVOR

Sour, Sweet

SKILL LEVEL

Advanced

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.
How to Muddle
How to Make Simple Syrup

How to Muddle

How to Make Simple Syrup