Welcome to our "Thirsty Thursday Guide to Summer-Worthy Drinks," where we are going to bring you a new drink to try weekly.
This week we bring you a drink that will help keep you cool during the heatwaves pounding several areas of the country: Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade!
Not a whiskey aficionado? Read up on 10 Oregon-made whiskies to know about here.
For Blackberry Syrup :
1 cup sugar
1 cup blackberries
½ cup water
For the Cocktail :
1 shot whiskey
1 cup lemon juice
½ cup blackberry syrup
tonic water to taste
Step 1. In a pan, bring all blackberry syrup ingredients to a low temp. Simmer and continue to stir.
Step 2. While the syrup is simmering, add the lemon juice to a cup of ice.
Step 3. Add a whiskey of your choice.
Step 4. Once finished, add the blackberry syrup (you may strain the mixture if you don't want the seeds, or you can pour it all into the cup).
Step 5. Top with tonic water to taste.
After you've added Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade as your favorite summer cocktail, pick up a copy of High-Proof PDX and get ready to try the best craft spirits Oregon has to offer.