Thirsty Thursday Guide to Summer-Worthy Drinks: Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade

By Massey Barner
Posted in Overcup Press, on July 26, 2018

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

Ingredients

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

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Directions :

Step 1. In a pan, bring all blackberry syrup ingredients to a low temp. Simmer and continue to stir.

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Step 2. While the syrup is simmering, add the lemon juice to a cup of ice.

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Step 3. Add a whiskey of your choice.

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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).

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Step 5. Top with tonic water to taste.

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Viola!

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.