Blackberry Malt Cocktail

Blackberry Malt With Irish Whiskey
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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
237 Calories
0g Fat
32g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 237
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 1g
Calcium 32mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Irish whiskey and blackberries come together splendidly in the blackberry malt. Fresh fruit doesn't make many appearances in Irish whiskey cocktails, though this recipe proves how well it can work. With the help of simple syrup, lime, and sparkling water, it's a very refreshing drink. Enjoy it during the spring and summer for any occasion, including a backyard barbecue.

Ingredients

  • 4–5 blackberries (fresh)
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 3/4 ounces Irish whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice (fresh)
  • 3 1/2 ounces sparkling water (or enough to fill the glass)
  • Garnish: lemon peel

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blackberries with simple syrup.

  3. Add lime and whiskey and shake well with ice.

  4. Double strain into a tall glass over fresh ice.

  5. Top up with sparkling water.

  6. Garnish with a lemon peel and blackberry.

  7. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • Double straining will help keep bits of berry out of your finished drink. It's also very easy and means that you'll pour the drink through a fine mesh strainer while using your regular cocktail strainer.
  • A single lime typically yields between 1/2 and 1 ounce of juice. Depending on the size and juiciness of your lime, you may need more than one for this cocktail.
  • To maximize the juice of your lime, let it warm to room temperature then roll it under the palm of your hand before cutting it in half.
  • Before adding the lemon peel garnish to your cocktail, give the peel a gentle squeeze over the drink to express its oils, adding a soft citrus essence to the taste.

Recipe Variations

  • Though blackberries are recommended and pair really well with Irish whiskey, feel free to use raspberries.
  • This recipe works just as well with other styles of whiskey. Try it with a smooth blended Canadian whisky or your favorite bourbon.
  • Seltzer is unflavored sparkling water, and club soda will create a nearly identical drink. If you want to add a little sweetness and extra flavor, pour a lemon-lime soda or ginger ale instead.

How Strong Is a Blackberry Malt?

Since an 80-proof whiskey is this cocktail's only liquor, it's a very mild drink. If you pour it according to the recipe, its alcohol content is just 7 percent ABV (14 proof), so it's almost like enjoying a beer, just a lot fruitier.