Thursday, November 4, 2010

Have A Drink: Blackberry Smash

After the political apocalypse on Tuesday (especially in Wisconsin), I think we all need a drink. This recipe is from Hi-Hat's bartender/mixologist/awesome dude, Dan Dufek. I can't wait to try all the complex flavors in this drink. So make it at home or order it from Dan, and solemnly raise your glass to Russ Feingold.

Blackberry Smash

2 Blackberries
3 Mint leaves
2 parts Maker's Mark Bourbon
2 teaspoons Fernet Branca
1/4 parts fresh Orange Juice
1/4 parts fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 parts rich simple syrup (2 parts Demerara sugar to 1 part water)
Mint sprig and blackberry for garnish

Muddle the blackberries and mint leaves in shaker. Add all other ingredients except garnishes. Add ice. Shake. Double strain over ice in an old-fashioned glass. Skewer the blackberry with the mint sprig for garnish.


*found via OnMilwaukee


  1. Yay, Daniel! That drink looks super yummy...!

  2. hear hear. *raises glass, nods to RF*



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