This super simple blackberry whiskey sour recipe uses fresh blackberries, whiskey, simple syrup and lemon juice for a tart, refreshing cocktail.

How to Make a Blackberry Whiskey Sour

  1. Muddle the blackberries. Place the blackberries and lemon juice into a shaker. Use a muddler to crush the blackberries.
    Muddling the blackberries
  2. Add the other ingredients. Add the simple syrup and whiskey and mix to combine.
  3. Strain. Fill a glass with ice. Strain the mixture into the glass.
  4. Garnish. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and serve.

How to Choose the Best Whiskey for Your Blackberry Whiskey Sour

If you’re not familiar with the different types of whiskey that you can use for your Blackberry Whiskey Sour, don’t worry because we’re here to help you out. Believe it or not, there are quite a few options to consider when choosing:

  • Know the types of whiskey. The most common types of whiskey used in a whiskey sour are bourbon, rye, and Canadian. Bourbon is made from corn and has a sweet flavor. Rye is made from rye grain and has a spicy flavor. Canadian whiskey is a blend of different types of whiskies and has a smooth flavor
  • Choose a brand that you like. There are many different brands of bourbon, rye, and Canadian whiskey available. Some popular brands include Jack Daniel’s, Jim Beam, and Crown Royal.
  • Consider your budget. Whiskey can range in price from very affordable to very expensive. It boils down to your preferences, but certain premium brands may offer a more nuanced flavor profile that may appeal to your tastes.
  • Consider the flavor profile of the whiskey. When selecting a type of whiskey for your Blackberry Whiskey Sour, you want to choose a whiskey that will complement the other ingredients in your drink and not overwhelm them.
Blackberry Whiskey Sour

Best Garnishes to Pair with Your Blackberry Whiskey Sour

  • Cherry
  • Orange Slice
  • Luxardo cherry
  • Maraschino cherry
  • Sprig of rosemary
  • Small piece of honeycomb
  • Sugared glass

Blackberry Whiskey Sour Cocktail

This super simple blackberry whiskey sour recipe uses fresh blackberries, whiskey, simple syrup and lemon juice for a tart, refreshing cocktail.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 glass

Ingredients 

  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 2 oz simple syrup 1 part sugar or honey dissolved in 1 part water
  • 8 blackberries
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Sprig of fresh rosemary

Instructions 

  • Place the blackberries and lemon juice into a shaker.
  • Use a muddler to crush the blackberries.
  • Add the simple syrup and whiskey and mix to combine.
  • Fill a glass with ice.
  • Strain the mixture into the glass.
  • Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and serve.

Notes

Should You Add Egg White to Your Blackberry Whiskey Sour?
Have you ever wondered why some whiskey sours have a frothy white layer on the top? This is thanks to the addition of egg white.
The egg white not only adds a creamy texture to the drink, but it also helps to balance out the sourness of the citrus juice and the sweetness of the simple syrup.

Nutrition

Calories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 33mgPotassium: 78mgFiber: 1gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 35IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Emma Kelly

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