Friday, 25 July 2014

Recipe: Honey Jack Blackberry Lemonade




This cocktail is an amazing use of Tennessee Honey Jack Daniels. Whilst this is delicious in most things, we just love it in this very special lemonade! It's sweet, it's alcoholic and it's damn refreshing, perfect for this beautiful weather we've been having! 


You will need: 
Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey
3 lemons
40g sugar
a large handful of blackberries
ginger ale
Half a cup of water




    To start with, you need to make a sugar syrup for the lemonade, this is super simple to make! Measure out your sugar and pour into a small pan along with the water.




Heat this mixture on a medium until the sugar dissolves and you're left with clear looking water, that's the sugar syrup done!


Now for the lemonade, turn the heat down low and add the blackberries



Stir the blackberries until they become soft, then squash the black berries with a wooden spoon. Don't worry about the seeds coming out, you'll be sieving the mixture later.


Keep stirring and squashing the mixture until it looks like the image above, then turn off the heat.


Next to turn the blackberry mixture into lemonade! Grab your lemons and roll them on a surface with the palm of your hand like the image above, this just releases some of the juices inside and makes it easier to squeeze!


Chop the lemons in half and then squeeze all three lemons into the blackberry mixture, don't worry if the pips and the pulp go in! Once all lemons are thoroughly squeezed, give it all a stir. 


Pour the mixture through a sieve to get rid of the pulp and seeds

Squash the pulp into the sieve to get any remaining juices!


Add a shot or double shot of your Jack Daniels into a glass of ice (we put our glass in the freezer before we started to make it extra cold!)


Pour 3-4 table spoons of the concentrated lemonade mixture into the glass with the whiskey


Top up with ginger ale and you're done! 


For the designated drivers or those who don't fancy alcohol, try adding a tablespoon of honey instead of the JD for an amazing berry mocktail, as seen below! 





As you'll quickly notice, there will be a fair amount of the blackberry lemonade concentrate left over, meaning plenty for seconds or thirds or fourths.. (drink responsibly of course!)
The concentrate is also great with ginger ale on it's own and fizzy lemonade!

We hope you enjoy this recipe, let us know if you try it!


1 comments:

  1. have you made this drink in a pitcher for a party? I'm having trouble figuring out how to measure that out for 6-8 people. great recipe and drink!

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