If you’ve poked around a bit, you’ll note that in more than a few of my pics, I have this “Moonshine” pictured.
That stuff is actually Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. As far as alcohol content goes, it’s pretty tame; clocking in at 20% ABV (40 Proof) it’s a tad stronger than wine. It comes in various flavors and is REALLY nice just sippin’ over ice on a hot day. (More about the Ole Smoky later.)
So the regular crew were talking this past weekend and the idea of using Ole Smoky as a mixer came up. I chewed on that idea for a while and thought…
The Black Bourbon
- 1 ounce Bourbon (Four Roses recommended)
- 3/4 ounce Ole Smoky Blackberry Moonshine
- 1/2 ounce Creme de Mure (blackberry liqueur)
- *Optional: 1/4 ounce Creme de Violette
- a squeeze of lemon (less than 1/4 ounce)
Add ice to a Boston Shaker. Add all the ingredients. Shake until your hands feel like they’re going to freeze off.
Put ice in an old fashioned glass (tumbler/lowball). Strain the drink into the old fashioned.
It’s not often that I think of making cocktails with bourbon, but this one REALLY needs that whiskey kick. Without the spice, I’m pretty sure this would fall flat… it would be missing something.
So, a Booze Guru original cocktail featuring Bourbon: Dan May, this one is for you!