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How to Mix with Fresh Berries Like a Pro: Gold Crush Cocktail Recipe

The Gold Crush


The Gold Crush 

As Contributed to Jarry Mag for their Cocktail of the Month

Crushed blackberries, honey, bourbon—here’s a summery treatment for a wintery spirit, so why not whip up a round to serve alongside a beachside bonfire? Use this technique for making honey syrup, you’ll be forever armed with a more interesting—and quicker—alternative to simple syrup. 

  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 3/4 Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 oz Honey Syrup (recipe below)
  • 3-4 Blackberries

    In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blackberries with the honey syrup. Add the bourbon, lemon juice, and plenty of ice. Shake vigorously, then pour through a fine-mesh strainer into a tumbler or coupe.  With muddled fruit or herb cocktails, a fine mesh strainer will sift out the pulp, seeds, and other bits. Garnish with a ripe blackberry or two.
  • Honey Syrup
    Combine equal parts honey and water in a small, lidded jar. Shake vigorously until combined. Kept in an airtight container, the honey syrup will keep for weeks in the refrigerator. Honey syrup is also a great cocktail staple to keep handy, great with gin and lemon juice as well. 

    Honey Syrup Demonstration

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