Hello! What am I cooking today, you ask? A blackberry simple syrup (seriously, when I say simple.. I mean it! They didn’t name it simple syrup on accident, y’all!)
Once it’s done, I’ll mix it with whiskey, ginger ale, and pour over ice to make a boozy Whiskey Buck with a blackberry twist.
I often have a nightcap with my boyfriend while we sit on the couch, catching up on each others’ days. It usually is something like easy and plain, like vodka with sparkling water. But how much more fun is a Tuesday night when I have something like this Blackberry Whiskey Buck in my copper mug?! Way more fun.
You guys- this is one of those recipes that makes you wonder why you ever go out when you can make something THIS dang good at home! It’s sugary sweet, tart, and sinfully delicious.
The recipe starts with one cup sugar + one cup water. Combine in a saucepan on medium high heat and stir.
Bring to a boil, and once the syrup is clear (and you can no longer see the sugar), take the pan off the heat. Add in one cup of blackberries and let sit for 15-20 minutes.
While the syrup is steeping, slice a lime for garnish. Now the blackberry flavor is amazeballs – BUT- you can also make other flavors of simple syrup using strawberries, or other fruits. Ummm how about vanilla beans?!… I mean, how stinking fantastic would that make your morning coffee? We’re leveling up, my friends! Now that you know how easy-peasy it is to make a basic simple syrup, have at it!
Pour the blackberry+syrup mixture into a blender or food processor and purée until smooth. I told you… this really is a simple recipe- we’ll be sipping this Whiskey Buck in no time!
Oh, hi there! Its me, just trying my best not to lick the inside of this blender. Pour the purée through a fine mesh strainer into bowl or jar to store. Keep refrigerated, the syrup will last for serveral weeks. Technically. But we all know it will be long gone by then!
For the Whiskey Buck:
Combine .5 oz blackberry simple syrup + 1.5 oz whiskey, pour over ice in copper mug. Top with ginger ale and garnish with lime and blackberry.
I whipped up the simple syrup with this cocktail in mind, but I can think of 1,732 other ways to use it. Swapping it out for plain maple syrup on top of waffles or pancakes, pouring it over creamy vanilla ice cream, blending up a thick blackberry milkshake.. How about pouring a bit over ice and topping with lime sparkling water? The. Options. Are. Endless.
And don’t even think this ends with blackberries. Like, how stinking good would a mango simple syrup be in a margarita on the rocks, with a salt and chili powder dipped rim? Aye-aye-aye! Take this recipe and run with it! Get creative, and be sure to comment and let me know how you use it!
Blackberry Whiskey Buck
Blackberry Simple Syrup
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Blackberries plus a few for garnish
- 1.5 oz Whiskey
- .5 oz Blackberry Simple Syrup see recipe
- 8 oz Gingerale
- 1 slice Lime
For Blackberry Simple Syrup
- Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Stir, and bring to a boil.
- Once it is boiling and the sugar has dissolved, take off of heat. Stir in blackberries and let sit for 15-20 minutes.
- Pour the mixture into a food processor, and puree until smooth.
- Pour the syrup mixture over a fine mesh strainer into storage container. Cool, and refrigerate. Syrup should last for several weeks refrigerated.
Blackberry Whiskey Buck
- Add about 1/2 cup ice (6-8 cubes) to your copper mug or serving glass.
- Pour the whiskey and blackberry syrup over ice. Top off with gingerale, and garnish with a lime and blackberry. Cheers!