We're all about a good whiskey cocktail. So when we heard about this bourbon and blackberry sipper from Jack Rose Dining Saloon in D.C., we had to try it out. Bourbon is stirred with blackberry preserves and lemon for a tart and ever-so-sweet drink that will quench your thirst in the best way possible.
The charred cinnamon stick adds the perfect smoky aroma. Simply use metal tongs to pass the stick back and forth in a flame. If you don't have a blowtorch handy, a gas burner will work. Or you can toast the stick in a pan until fragrant.
To learn more, read "Whiskey Business."
Recipe adapted from Benny Hurwitz, Jack Rose Dining Saloon, Washington D.C.
Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 5 minutes
1¼ ounces I.W. Harper bourbon
¼ ounce Bruto Americano
1 teaspoon blackberry preserves
½ ounce fresh lemon juice
1 heavy dash Angostura bitters
In a rocks glass, combine all of the ingredients, except for the ice and cinnamon stick. Fill the glass halfway with ice and stir to chill, then fill with more crushed ice. Garnish with the charred cinnamon stick and serve.