DOTW: Blueberry Whiskey Buck

It will be spring in just a couple of days, and if you know me, I always connect my cocktails with the four seasons. This one fits into winter, as well as spring! It’s the perfect drink for the change of weather. Berries and lemons will keep the doctor away, that is a fact. There’s nothing wrong with a little bit of Bourbon added to lovely combination of fruits and Ginger Beer in my opinion. Get a little fruity this weekend….

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Redemption Bourbon
  • 1/2 tsp simple syrup (or more, depending on your sweet tooth)
  • 15 fresh blueberries
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 1/2 oz ginger beer
  • more blueberries and a lemon slice for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blueberries. Add the juice of a lemon wedge and the bourbon and simple syrup to the berries. Add ice and shake well. Fill a cocktail glass with ice, then strain the bourbon mixture into the glass. Top off with ginger beer, and garnish with berries and a lemon wedge.


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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