Summer Bourbon Cocktail with Raspberries

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Summer Bourbon Cocktail with Raspberries proves that the dark spirits aren’t just for the cool weather months.

Summer Bourbon Cocktail with Raspberries

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Honey syrup can be made by mixing equal parts honey and hot water in a jar. Shake to combine.

Summer Bourbon Cocktail with Raspberries

Ingredients

  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 fresh raspberries
  • ¼ fresh lime (cut into 2 wedges)
  • ½ ounce honey syrup (see note)
  • 3 ounce bourbon
  • 1 ounce red berry juice (such as raspberry, cranberry, or pomegranate)
  • 1 sprig fresh mint (as garnish)

Directions

Place one extra large ice cube or three medium ice cubes into a double old-fashioned glass; set aside.

Place mint leaves, raspberries, limes wedges, and honey syrup into a cocktail shaker. Use a cocktail muddler or the wrong end of a wooden spoon to break up the ingredients. Muddle until pulpy.

Add enough medium ice cubes to nearly fill the shaker; pour in bourbon and berry juice. Cover, shake and strain through a fine mesh sieve into the prepared glass. Garnish with mint sprig.