If you’re looking in the bushes and brambles of Oklahoma’s countryside, blackberries won’t be ripe until somewhere around the beginning of July. If you’re in Edmond, however, you can get a jump-start on the season in style; just drop by the Martini Lounge for a Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade.
Found inside the soigne Boulevard Steakhouse, the bar is best known for sterling renditions of its namesake cocktails, but there’s more on the menu than merely martinis – this particular concoction is a house recipe, crafted by bar manager Ashley Flannigan.
Bartender Danielle highly recommends it – “If you’re an Old Fashioned drinker, you would really like it,” she says. Ask her for one next time you’re in the neighborhood, and enjoy the taste of summer sooner.
Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade
• 2 oz Woodford Reserve bourbon
• Muddled blackberries
• ½ oz simple syrup
• Juice from a whole lemon
• Garnish with mint sprig