I don’t know about you but I am SUPER jazzed for autumn to officially be here. I’m trying real hard to avoid busting out the pumpkin for a couple more weeks though. It’s not easy. In the meantime, I’m easing in with this killer Earl Grey Blackberry Bourbon cocktail.
I know blackberries are a summer fruit, but they always feel more autumn-y to me. Their flavor is a little more subdued, dark and moody. They also pair perfectly with bourbon which is fabulous since it’s my go-to spirit.
And well, I could drink Earl Grey any time but this Earl Grey has rosemary and lavender in it which gives this cocktail some delicious subtle flavors.
This Earl Grey Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail is rich, warm and fruity. It’s the perfect cocktail to drink as summer turns into fall.
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Earl Grey Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail
Makes 1 cocktail.
1½ oz bourbon (I prefer Bulleit Bourbon)
1½ oz chilled Earl Grey Tea (I used Victorian Earl Grey tea from Teahaus Ann Arbor)
½ oz shot simple syrup
½ oz St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur (optional)
Garnish with a blackberry and a sprig of rosemary
1. Muddle blackberry with simple syrup. Crush out as much blackberry juice as you can.
2. Add bourbon, Earl Grey tea, Pear Liqueur if using and ice. Stir until very cold.
3. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a coupe glass.
4. Garnish with a blackberry and a sprig of rosemary. (If you want to be fancy, poke the sprig into the blackberry and lay across the top of your glass.)