This cocktail is a showstopper - you'll be toasting the rosemary right on top of the drink!
Get ready to up your cocktail game, people. This smoked rosemary and blackberry whiskey sour is a show-stopper. ????
Up until this moment, I’ve been giving you some basic cocktail recipes. Now though. Now, I’m getting all fancy on you. I can’t help it. I keep seeing these smoking cocktails and I had to make one!
If you’ve been following along, you might now know how to make some of the stand-bys like a mean Piña Colada, a classic Italian Amaretto Sour, and maybe you even got acquainted with muddling fruit by trying your hand at a Raspberry Gin Fizz. If you made any of those, then you’re in good shape and you’ll be able to pull this off, no problem.
If this is your first time ever making any kind of craft cocktail though—don’t worry. You can still pull this off. Just follow the steps and you’re going to find that this is easier than it looks and is just as delicious as the drinks you order when you’re out.
There are a few special things you might need, which include:
- Cocktail shaker and muddler set
- Culinary torch (You can certainly just use matches or a lighter too)
I can’t wait for you to experience the aroma of this smoking whiskey cocktail and then taste how refreshing this combination of fresh fruits is. I think you’re going to love it!
Smoked Rosemary and Blackberry Whiskey Sour
- 2 oz whiskey
- 2 oz simple syrup 1 part sugar or honey dissolved in 1 part water
- 8 blackberries
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Sprig of fresh rosemary
- Fill a rocks glass with crushed ice.
- Place blackberries into a cocktail shaker and press using a meddler to release their juice. Add whiskey, simple syrup and lemon juice then cap and shake.
- Strain into the rocks glass. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and torch the end of the rosemary just before serving.