I am not exaggerating when I say that I have been thinking about this drink for no less than once daily for two months. Ever since my trip to Miami for BlogHer Food I have had this pretty drink on my mind. It all started with lunch at Yardbird. I had chicken + biscuits and one of their house cocktails – the Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade
I loved the feel of the restaurant, including their amazing wall art. One noting that “Bourbon is sunshine mixed with love & genius. And when that love & genius is mixed with blackberries and lemon juice, you will find yourself in summertime cocktail heaven. Even if you aren’t a fan of Bourbon, this drink will make you a believer.
I honestly don’t know why it took me so long to make this drink at home. It seemed blatantly obvious when I found blackberries on major sale. It’s incredibly simple – good Bourbon (I prefer Bulleit, but they use Buffalo Trace), simple syrup, lemon juice, cardamom, and blackberries. Even with the simple syrup, this drink isn’t too sweet. The blackberries do a fabulous job of balancing out the sweetness and the Bourbon is there to finish off the deep flavor with an incredibly refreshing aftertaste!