Something Delicious to Enjoy this Summer…
I think I’ve found my new favourite cocktail in this garden cherry bourbon spritz. I love bourbon (old fashioned’s were my jam back in the day) and this is the perfect way to enjoy it during the summer. It’s something different but I think you’re going to love it. If you’re not a fan of bourdon do not fear. The taste is very light and subtle. Plus, you can always add more ginger beer if you wanted it.
One thing I will say is to not skimp on the herbs. This is what brings freshness to the cocktail. Plus, it’s the garden in the garden cherry bourbon spritz. They also compliment the cherries, which in turn compliment the bourbon. A total circle of the perfect cocktail.
I would recommend serving these with a fabulous salad alfresco. Alternatively, sit back with a good book and relax. Now that my garden bench is here (as you would have seen on Instagram), it’s my new favourite spot to sit with a cocktail…
GARDEN CHERRY BOURBON SPRITZ.
For this cocktail, you’ll need the following:
6 cherries, pitted
4 basil leaves, plus a sprig for serving
bunch of thyme leaves
juice of half a lemon
100 ml bourbon
50 ml Cointreau
ginger beer, for topping
Fill your glass with ice. In a shaker, muddle the cherries, basil, thyme and lemon juice. Add the bourbon and Cointreau. Fill with ice and shake to combine.
Strain into the glass. Top off with ginger beer and gently stir to combine. Finish with a sprig of basil and enjoy.
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