Happy hour is here, and it’s time to celebrate with the enticing BLAC Berry Smash cocktail, showcasing the Black-owned liquor brand, Blackstone Brothers Distillery Brandy. This delightful drink is a perfect way to unwind after a long day while supporting a black-owned business. The BLAC Berry Smash features a blend of black-owned brandy, lemon juice, simple syrup, fresh blackberries, and mint leaves, creating a refreshing and visually stunning drink that will leave you wanting more.
The Art of Mixing: BLAC Berry Smash Recipe
To create the perfect BLAC Berry Smash, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 2 oz black-owned brandy (Blackstone Brothers Distillery)
- 2 oz lemon juice
- 2 oz simple syrup
- 4-6 fresh blackberries
- 4-6 fresh mint leaves
Mix it up: Muddle blackberries and mint in a shaker to release their flavors. Add the brandy, lemon juice, and simple syrup to the mix. Shake it all up with ice to create a refreshing blend. Strain into a glass over fresh ice, and garnish with a few more blackberries and mint leaves for a touch of elegance. Here’s to a vibrant and unforgettable happy hour experience!
Crafting Your Own Blackberry Brandy
For those who love to experiment with flavors and infusions, you can create your own blackberry brandy using a simple recipe from Artful Dishes. By infusing brandy with fresh blackberries and a hint of sugar, you’ll craft a smooth, fruity, and visually stunning liquor that elevates your BLAC Berry Smash to new heights.
- Brandy or Bourbon
- Fresh blackberries
- Granulated sugar
- Add fresh blackberries and granulated sugar to a quart-sized mason jar.
- Use a wooden spoon or a muddler to mash the berries and sugar together, releasing the blackberry flavor.
- Pour in the brandy or bourbon and stir the mixture.
- Set the jar in a cool place for at least two weeks, or up to a month, for the infusion to develop.
- Perform weekly taste tests until the flavor reaches your desired intensity.
- Once ready, strain the blackberry brandy or bourbon and store it in a clean jar.
You can enjoy your homemade blackberry brandy or bourbon in various cocktails, like the BLAC Berry Smash, or even as a chilled after-dinner drink. This infusion also makes a thoughtful and unique gift for friends and family. Happy infusing
A Happy Hour Experience to Remember
The BLAC Berry Smash is more than just a cocktail; it’s a celebration of black-owned businesses and a testament to the power of supporting local entrepreneurs. So, gather your friends, mix up a batch of these delightful drinks, and toast to a vibrant and unforgettable happy hour experience. Cheers! ?