I partnered with my friends at Megan Media and Tropicana to bring your this delicious Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade cocktail recipe. The opinions and ideas are my own. Tropicana Premium juices make at-home mixology vibrant and delicious! #MixedwithTropThis week I was lucky enough to sneak off to a local wine bar with a girlfriend. We’d tried to meet up several times over the last few weeks but kept having to reschedule due to babysitters falling through or our kids’ germs getting the better of us. While it was super nice to catch up over a drink, the bill ended up being enormous (We like good champagne. What can I say.). And I had to do my hair, which this lazy girl does not love to do. I am much more partial to a Girls Night In situation. If done correctly (which means, low-key, low stress and low-cost) it’s the perfect way to get together regularly with your best gals. I like to create a signature cocktail for these nights. I created this Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade for sipping as we chat in comfy clothes and messy buns. I enjoy bourbon whiskey but I know that not all my friends do. It’s not because they don’t like the taste, it’s usually because they just have never had a whiskey based drink before. Not everyone is ready to just jump into an Old Fashioned so I like to mix the bourbon with fruit to make it a little more girl friendly. This cocktail, with blackberry and lemonade, is delicious! And super easy. Plus this recipe makes 4 drinks at a time. A batch or two of this Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade and you’ve got a nice and easy girl’s night cocktail. While I love to use fresh ingredients in my cocktails, I have never managed to master the perfect lemonade recipe. Tropicana Premium Drinks are the perfect cocktail mixer! They don’t have any artificial sweeteners or flavors, which I love. They’re great on their own (or with a little club soda) and even better in a mixed drink recipe!
To create this Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade, you need Tropicana Tangerine Lemonade, bourbon whiskey, fresh blackberries, fresh rosemary, cinnamon and fresh lime juice (not pictured).This lemonade is sweet but not overly so. I love using it as a base for cocktails because you don’t need to add any additional sugar. It’s creates a great balance to the whiskey and citrus is ALWAYS good in a cocktail!
I used a small bar pitcher to make this recipe (serves 4!). First I added the blackberries and rosemary (I removed the leaves form the stem) and a splash of Tropicana Tangerine Lemonade to help macerate the berries.
A wooden muddler is the perfect tool to break down the berries and get them to release their juices and flavor. Then I added cinnamon. Because, yum. It’s subtle but adds a nice touch to the drink. While this Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade recipe is perfect for any time of the year, I especially love it in the fall. I bump up the cinnamon even more in fall to make it feel a little more holiday ready. This is the perfect time to add powdered spices so that it’s able to be incorporated really well. Sometimes spices can be hard to mix in, they like to separate. But because the blackberries are so thick, it mixes really well.
Add your lemonade, fresh lime juice and bourbon whiskey and you’re almost done. One last stir ensures that everything is mixed well. To serve, strain the cocktail over ice and garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig. The smell of fresh rosemary is intoxicating, amirite?Hosting girls night shouldn’t stress you out. But you can still make it feel special. This cocktail looks all fancy but you saw how easy it is to make. Serving this Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade is a treat for your friends and encourages them to be a little more adventurous in their at-home cocktail making. It’s easy to pour a glass of wine, but there is something special about a homemade cocktail. To some, this might be their introduction to whiskey. I promise they’ll be fans after sipping this drink.
See, you don’t even need to brush your hair for girls night at my house. And I’m wearing a kaftan. Because, comfort. A Girls Night In should be about making time for each other and not about getting all dolled up. Ready made snacks keep stomachs full and make for responsible sipping. Light some candles, or don’t. Turn on some music, or don’t. Keep it simple. Keep it relaxed and make it a monthly happening. Cheers to friendship, memory making and mom masterminding. You know it takes a village to raise kids. A Girls Night In is the perfect time to find out that you aren’t the only one making mistakes and help support those moms who need some extra love. Making someone a simple cocktail, like this Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade, is a small gesture that speaks volumes.
- 5 oz. Bourbon Whiskey
- 1 cup Tropicana Tangerine Lemonade
- 6 oz. fresh blackberries
- 4 long sprigs fresh rosemary, stripped
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- In a bar pitcher add blackberries, rosemary leaves and a splash of lemonade.
- Muddle well, until berries are all broken down.
- Add cinnamon and stir well.
- Add fresh lime juice, remaining lemonade and bourbon.
- Mix well.
- Strain over ice in small glasses.
- Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.
- Serves 4.
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