Happy Autumn! The cold and rain have finally arrived in Portland. In between rain showers, I have been clearing out the garden and cutting down the last of the summer flowers. And just as I mourn the end of summer, I am reminded of all the lovely fruit infusions we made a few months ago. Sipping a lovely home-infused berry cocktail will bring you right back to the joys of summer!
Bourbonberry Cocktail (makes 2 drinks)
6 oz. Marionberry Bourbon
2 oz. White Creme de Cacao
2 oz. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
Orange Twist to garnish
Combine all liquids into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and serve over ice. Garnish with orange twist.
This drink is wonderful. It really does taste like the lovely Oregon Marionberries that we picked several months ago. The orange juice and chocolatey sweetness from the creme de cacao balance nicely.
If you have a blackberry bourbon or marionberry bourbon, you will want to try this delicious cocktail. If you don’t have a blackberry bourbon, you could try substituting 4 oz bourbon and 2 oz blackberry liqueur or muddled blackberries.