Blackberry Bourbon Fizz

Blackberry Bourbon Fizz Cocktail

Blackberry Bourbon Fizz

  • Originally published 7/4/2015

Blackberry Bourbon Fizz, oh how I love thee! Summer temperatures are rising, grills are fired up and fire pits are ablaze. Farmers’ markets are buzzing and local farms are producing delicious and fresh produce, including plump and tasty berries – something I look forward to every summer season.

A perfect companion to summer festivities is a cocktail that is refreshing, packs nutritional benefit and is tastebud friendly. The Blackberry Bourbon Fizz is all of that – a fresh, delicious and smooth beverage packed with powerful antioxidants. For the recipe, continue reading and let me know what you think!

Blackberry Bourbon Fizz Cocktail

Note: I am not drinking alcohol at the moment, and have been sans-alcohol since October, 2014 (I am in training mode for my Rim-To-Rim Grand Canyon hike this fall). However, when I used to partake in the occasional adult-beverage, the Blackberry Bourbon Fizz was one of my summer go-to drinks. For those of you who do not drink alcohol, this is equally yummy without the bourbon.

Blackberry Bourbon FizzBlackberry Bourbon Fizz ingredients

  • Blackberries
  • Ice
  • Bourbon
  • Organic ginger ale
  • Sparkling water (optional)
  • Fresh basil or mint (garnish)

Blackberry Bourbon Fizz recipe

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Blackberry Bourbon Fizz


  • Author: Jennifer Regan, Bamboo Core Fitness
  • Yield: 1

Ingredients

  • 5-10 organic blackberries (the fresher, the better)
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1 shot of bourbon
  • ¼ – ¾ cup coldorganic ginger ale(sans preservatives and artificial sweeteners)
  • ¼ – ¾ cup cold sparkling water (optional)
  • A few sprigs of fresh organic basil or mint (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put the blackberries in the bottom of a tall glass.
  2. Muddle blackberries with a spoon, but keep some chunks.
  3. Add the ice.
  4. Add bourbon, ginger ale and sparkling water.
  5. Stir gently.
  6. Garnish with fresh basil or mint.
  7. Drink up!

Notes

Play around with the ingredients until you find a combination that suits your taste buds. For an added kick, try adding freshly squeezed lime juice or fresh ginger root. Another option is to make this cocktail sans alcohol or with a different alcohol of your choosing.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1

What do you think?

  • Is there anything you would change about this recipe?
  • Do you have a favorite bourbon?

I want to hear from you. Please share your thoughts about The Blackberry Bourbon Fizz in the comment section below this article.  🙂

 Photo credit

  1. All photos copyright of Jennifer Regan, Bamboo Core Fitness.

 

Author Details
Founder and CEO of BambooCore
Jennifer is a certified NASM Personal Trainer, MovNat Trainer, and a C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle/Nutrition Coach. As the Founder and CEO of BambooCore Fitness, she delivers sustainable lifestyle, nutrition and movement strategies to people looking to improve their health and performance.

When she is not slaying fat and building muscle, Jennifer can be found trekking barefoot, traveling, cooking and refining her photography skills. She also enjoys reading and writing about food culture, history and the science of human movement.
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Founder and CEO of BambooCore
Jennifer is a certified NASM Personal Trainer, MovNat Trainer, and a C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle/Nutrition Coach. As the Founder and CEO of BambooCore Fitness, she delivers sustainable lifestyle, nutrition and movement strategies to people looking to improve their health and performance.

When she is not slaying fat and building muscle, Jennifer can be found trekking barefoot, traveling, cooking and refining her photography skills. She also enjoys reading and writing about food culture, history and the science of human movement.

Comments

  1. Ma Deuce

    Organic blackberries?! There is nothing Organic about that mutant weed from the nether regions of a dead mosquito’s left rear foot. Don’t get me wrong… they taste absolutely divine. I just happen to believe they are inherently evil and thus cannot be organic.

    1. Ma Deuce, thank you for your comment. Your detailed description of blackberries is quite original and I have to admit – I am incredibly intrigued as to why you believe that blackberries are “inherently evil.” Care to elaborate? 🙂

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