“Does the ‘perfect’ bourbon exist?” That’s a question Washington Post spirits columnist, Jason Wilson, asked in a recent article.
It doesn’t really matter if a perfect bourbon exists. One reason: we probably couldn’t afford it. Another reason: Ms. S&C (and Wilson) agree that Buffalo Trace — who is said to be making the so-called ‘perfect’ bourbon — is an excellent bourbon just as is. (Wilson even goes so far to call it his “desert-island bourbon.”)
Buffalo Trace doesn’t have to be the ‘perfect’ bourbon. It goes perfectly
well as is with blackberries.
Ms. S&C is sure she’s had — and written about — bourbon mixed with berries before. The inspiration comes from somewhere (aside from there being a lot of bourbon in the house). Anyway, this drink came together recently (but not so recently that Ms. S&C hasn’t had time to try it a second time). We give you a bourbon and blackberries cocktail that’s quite good.
- Blackberries (three to five per drink)
- Lime (one per drink)
- Agave Nectar
- Bourbon (Ms. S&C likes Buffalo Trace and Maker’s Mark)
- Lime peel (for garnish)
(for one cocktail)
Muddle 3-5 blackberries with juice of one lime and a spoonful of agave nectar. Add ice (enough to fill a glass) and 1.5 to 2 ounces of bourbon. Shake well. Pour and top with seltzer. Garnish with lime peel.
posted by Ms. S&C
If there’s a trick to loving bourbon, please teach me! your bourbon drinks always look amazing, but literally, one whiff of bourbon and I’m on my knees in agony…I can’t even stomach the smell! Advice!
I wish I had seen this sooner. Stuck at home today while getting new windows installed. The sun, breeze, and book would have been perfect companions to this gem of a drink! Plenty of summer on the way! Thanks!