Gail Simmon’s Maple Berry Muddler

Now that fall is approaching, maple flavors are everywhere. This drink is a healthy and fresh spin on a high-sugar cocktail.
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Photo courtesy of Gail Simmon.

Now that fall is approaching, maple flavors are everywhere. This drink is a healthy and fresh spin on a high-sugar cocktail.

2
Servings
552
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries), plus extra for garnish
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 Cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 Ounces Kentucky bourbon
  • Lemon zest, for garnish

Directions

In a cocktail shaker, muddle berries with mint, maple syrup, and lemon juice. Add ice and bourbon and shake vigorously until well chilled. Fill two rocks glasses with ice. Strain cocktail carefully into glasses. Garnish each with a few whole berries and a pinch of lemon zest before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
41g
46%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
90g
69%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Calcium, Ca
95mg
10%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
29mg
4%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
380mg
25%
Water
41g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Maple Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Maple Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.