Halloween Cocktail Recipe: Blackberry + Whiskey

I can't believe it's already Halloween! We had so much fun last year with Chelsea's A Grown Up Halloween.
This year, Lauren and I decided to make a simple + spooky Halloween cocktail using as much local ingredients as possible. The result was delicious, fun, and reminiscent of a childhood science experiment. For Lauren at least. I went to a Christian school so we didn't have science...

We used Troy & Sons Whiskey (the nectarine is my favorite but any kind will do) and Wildflower Honey from Asheville Bee Charmer.

Asheville Folk Recipe: Halloween Cocktail Recipe: Blackberry + Whiskey by Christina Foret

INGREDIENTS
3 oz of whiskey
12 blackberries
1 oz of honey
1 lime
6 mint leaves
dry ice *(use tongs or glove- DON'T touch it!)
4 oz of ginger beer


*Makes 2 cocktails


Asheville Folk Recipe: Halloween Cocktail Recipe: Blackberry + Whiskey by Christina Foret

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix 1 oz of honey with 1 oz of water in a saucepan on medium heat to make a honey simple syrup. Remove from heat.  (This can be doubled, tripled and so on depending on how many drinks you are making.) 
  2. Muddle the blackberries and mint leaves together.
  3. Pour muddled blackberries & mint leaves into a cocktail shaker. 
  4. Pour in the whiskey, ginger beer and honey. Shake well. 
  5. Fill 2 glasses half way with dry ice (or regular ice), pour in mixture, squeeze in a lime wedge.

*NOTES

Wait for dry ice to completely dissolve before drinking cocktail. 
Do not touch dry ice, use tongs or gloves.

 



Christina Forêt is a the Founder & CEO of Asheville Folk. She believes in working hard and fostering community.  She hates eating alone and thinks Mai Tais are always a good idea.

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