As the 4th of July approaches, I wanted to review a lighter cocktail that someone can sip on while watching adults trying not to blow off their hands with fireworks.
This cocktail delivers that citrus taste that summer bourbon cocktails crave.
  • 1.0 oz Bourbon
  • 1.0 oz Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 oz Blackberry Simple Syrup
  • Tonic Water to fill
  • Lemon Slice
  • Any Type of Extra Berries can be added
  1. Add the bourbon, lemon juice, and blackberry simple syrup into shaker and shake.
  2. In a rocks glass, add ice, fresh berries, and a lemon slice.
  3. Strain into glass and top with Tonic Water.
This may be the healthiest bourbon cocktail I have tried so far this year. I felt like I was making a parfait rather than a drink, but this cocktail delivers on the flavor.
The Blackberry simple syrup was something I had not tried before, and the bourbon mixed perfectly. Also, the lemon juice paired with the tonic water gave the drink a soda feel, which is great for hot July days.
I would highly recommend this cocktail for your 4th of July party and to keep all adults with a full glass, so on July 5th, everyone has all their digits left.
Happy 4th of July from The Bourbon Flight
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