Here we are again in January, a little bleary…. But the dead of winter gets a bum rap. All the seasons have their beauty. And this one for me is largely about the rich, tasty, warming goodness of whiskey cocktails! Blackberry brandy is especially nice at this time of year, and pairs so well with whiskey. Recent visitors will note my current preoccupation with Irish whiskey, and the maltiness of that spirit is great with dense black fruit flavors. For the drink below, I used Clear Creek Blackberry Liqueur from Portland, Oregon.
Blackberry Irish Whiskey Sour
1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey (Paddy)
3/4 oz blackberry brandy
1/2 oz lemon juice
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Orange twist. ROWEN, FOGGED IN LOUNGE