While I’m classifying this colourful cocktail as a “julep” it looks more reminiscent of a sangria. Made with just a few ingredients this glorious beverage is perfect for quenching you (and your friends’) thirst on a hot summer day. But beware because after a few of these, you may just need a siesta. Booker’s Bourbon is not for the faint of heart.
2.0 oz Booker’s Bourbon
1.0 oz Red Currant Syrup**
Red Currant Berries
In a rocks glass filled with ice spank that mint and place it into the glass followed by the syrup, whiskey and red currants. Top with lemon-lime soda, stir and enjoy. Garnish with additional mint.
**To make the red currant syrup, de-vine 1 cup’s worth of red currants. In a sauce pan add 1 cup of red currants, 1 cup of water and 1 cup of berry sugar. On medium heat bring to a boil and then turn down to low heat and let simmer until the currants split/separate from their skin. Then through a fine strainer, strain mixture and get rid of seeds and skins. Refrigerate and enjoy!