Bourbon, cranberry juice, lemon juice and simple syrup are combined to make this delightful winter cocktail, The Blizzard. Serve with frozen cranberries or ice and enjoy during the chilly months.
For the longest time, I swore up and down that I would never be a whiskey (or bourbon) girl. I wasn’t interested. As far as I was concerned, if the smell was indicative of the taste, I would surely hate it, and it wasn’t even worth a sip.
… It took me I was 26 to even give it a try.
Fittingly so, my first grown-up whiskey drink was at Whiskey Kitchen in Nashville. And then I fell head over heels.
So when Winston and I were discussing what recipe to kick off The Cocktail Chronicles with, we pretty much came to a unanimous decision to start with a whiskey/bourbon drink. Then after flipping through the recipes, we decided this one was calling to us. And that was a good thing, y’all.
Here we go:
- 4½ tablespoons bourbon
- 1½ tablespoons cranberry juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons simple syrup
- Shake all the ingredients extremely well with plenty of large ice cubes, and pour the mixture unstrained into a chilled glass.
- Garnish with a slice of lemon or a couple of cranberries.
The cocktail was nicely balanced, and no one flavor overpowered the others. In addition, the bourbon wasn’t too terribly strong — a problem I (Erin) have found with some drinks like this. Winston echoes my opinion here and says that the drink, itself, wasn’t fruity, which was a plus for him. It’s refreshing and delicious, and it would make a fantastic party drink since it calls for cranberries as a garnish.
Five cheers! We highly recommend this. Not only was this drink delicious, but it was good enough for us to want to sip it again!