Today is one of my favorite National Days, it’s National Bourbon Day! I just love Bourbon. Give me a perfectly executed Old Fashioned and I’m a happy girl. Another tasty cocktail that I really enjoy is a Kentucky Mule. I’ve had many variations of a mule, but nothing quite like the one I made today.
This summer I escaped my big city life in Atlanta, to spend the summer with my parents in Ohio. One thing the Midwest is known for is mulberries. It’s been awhile since I’ve had them but for some reason I felt I needed to put them in this cocktail. So now I had to find where to even get these mulberries. You won’t find them are your local Kroger, so don’t go looking for them!
Very quickly my Mom informed me that a friend of hers had a big tree in their backyard. After one phone call and a short drive we were picking mulberries from a very abundant tree. Although tiny, these berries are packed full of flavor and nutrients.
This cocktail is the perfect beverage to celebrate National Bourbon Day! How are you celebrating??
1 1/2 cup mulberries
1 1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
Put mulberries, water, and sugar in medium pot.
Cook on medium for 20 minutes.
With a potato masher, smash the mulberries to get all of the juice out.
Cook for another 5 minutes.
Remove from stove and strain.
1 oz mulberry simple syrup
1 oz Four Roses Bourbon
Juice of 1/2 lime
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
2 sprigs of marjoram
1. Muddle lime juice and marjoram in shaker.
2. Add Bourbon, mulberry syrup, and ice.
3. Shake and pour into glass.
4. Top with ginger beer.
5. Garnish with lime slice, marjoram sprig and a mulberry.
6. Enjoy & Drink Responsibly!
*This post is sponsored by Four Roses Bourbon. All thoughts are that of my own.