I’ve been trying to use all of the fresh berries and herbs before summer makes it’s exit. I know that really it doesn’t get cool until October down here in Louisiana, but my herbs just aren’t the same after August and the berries aren’t quite as sweet. Don’t get me wrong, they are good, but not quite as good as fresh from the garden berries and herbs.
There are several things that I really love about this cocktail. First, the bourbon is spicy and sweet. It has hints of vanilla and honey which work nicely with the basil and blackberries. Second, I love that this is an easy to drink cocktail. I’m not a Bourbon neat kind of girl, but I do love the complexity of bourbon. (I also think this cocktail would be absolutely delicious with tequila.)