Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade

Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade
Staff Writer

The Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami pays homage to classic Southern cooking and culture—with a twist. Take the Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade: This cocktail features Buffalo Trace Bourbon, fresh-pressed lemon, blackberry and…cardamom. Used prominently in Indian cooking, sweets and drinks, like Masala Chai; the strong spice cardamom can also be found in Finnish bread and mixed with coffee in the Middle East. Here, cardamom imparts a rich, almost citrusy flavor.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  ounce  Buffalo Trace Bourbon
  • 1/2  ounce  lemon juice
  • 1/2  ounce  blackberry puree
  • 1/2  ounce  simple syrup
  • Dash of  aromatic bitters
  • cardamom pod
  • Dash of  sparkling wine

Directions

 Mix all ingredients except the sparkling wine over ice and shake.  Pour into a glass over fresh ice and top with sparkling wine.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
7g
5%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
26µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
77mg
8%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
19mg
6%
Phosphorus, P
57mg
8%
Sodium, Na
54mg
4%
Water
71g
3%

Blackberry Shopping Tip

Sharon Tyler Herbst of The Food Lover's Companion says to “look for plump, deep-colored berries sans hull.”

Blackberry Cooking Tip

Blackberries are best kept in a single layer in the refrigerator and should be used within 1-2 days of purchase.