What can be better than this unique Bourbon Blackberry Mead Cocktail? Blackberries are sweet and tangy. Bourbon tends to have some sweetness with a hint of caramel. And Mead tastes like a mild wine with a touch of honey.
Imagine the taste when mixing blackberries, Bourbon, Mead, and honey. The Bourbon shines through, but the drink has a slightly sweet, slightly fruity flavor with a hint of white wine. This cocktail is refreshing, absolutely delightful, and the perfect drink for sipping on your back deck!
The Bourbon cocktail takes just an extra minute, but it is worth the wait, especially if you are a Bourbon drinker. The drink gets sweeter as you drink and get closer to the berries on the bottom of the glass.
And yes, when done with my cocktail, I do get a spoon and eat the blackberries. Truly amazing.
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Bourbon Blackberry Mead Cocktail Ingredients
- Honey Mead
- Orange Peel
- Lemon Twist – Optional
For Bourbon, try Bluff Springs, one of my favorites, for a softer, sweeter flavored bourbon.
This recipe also requires Mead. Not every liquor store sells Mead, so you should check first. I purchased my Mead and Honey at the Savannah Bee Company in Charleston.
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- Single wall shaker (cold to the touch). I’m not too fond of the feeling of a cold shaker in my hand, so I wrap mine in a bar towel and shake away. My drinks get frosty!
Remember the Muddler
A muddler is a must for this cocktail and comes in handy for Mojitos or any other cocktail that uses fresh ‘smashed’ fruit.
Mix the honey and water in a separate bowl to make the honey syrup. Then, use a potato peeler to peel off a 1-inch x 2-inch piece of orange rind.
How to make a Bourbon Blackberry Mead Cocktail
- Add the blackberries, bitters, honey syrup, and orange peel to a glass and muddle (smash the fruit with the muddler) for a few seconds.
- Add the Mead and Bourbon to a shaker half full of ice and shake for 5 seconds.
- Add a large ice cube to the glass and pour the strained contents of the shaker over the cube. Stir.
Now you are ready to enjoy. Garnish with a lemon twist, optional.
Now that you’ve made your Bourbon Blackberry Mead cocktail, head out to your back deck and savor the flavor!
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If you enjoyed this Bourbon Mead cocktail, try these other easy cocktails made with Mead or Bourbon:
Bourbon Blackberry Mead Cocktail
- 3 Blackberries
- 2 Tablespoons of Honey Syrup recipe below
- 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
- 1 Orange Peel
- 1 1/2 Ounce Honey Mead
- 1 Ounce Bourbon
- Ice preferably a 2 x 2 inch cube
- Lemon twist Optional
- 2 Tbsp of Honey
- 2 Tbsp of Water
- Stir the honey and the water in a small bowl until dissolved
Bourbon Blackberry Mead Cocktail
- Combine blackberries, honey syrup, bitters and orange peel in a large rocks glass
- Muddle together, mashing the blackberries
- Add a single 2 in by 2 in cube to the glass
- Fill a shaker half full of ice and add the Bourbon and Mead
- Shake for 5 seconds then pour the strained ingredients into the glass
- Stir twice
- Garnish with a lemon twist, optional
If you’ve tried this, please leave a comment and rating below.