Summer Bourbon Cocktail with Raspberries proves that the dark spirits aren’t just for the cool weather months.
Honey syrup can be made by mixing equal parts honey and hot water in a jar. Shake to combine.
- 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)
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.