This Alamo City cocktail is a colorful and cool summer pick-me-up.
San Antonio, a culinary and cultural capital of Texas, looks downright fresh for its 300 years (celebrated in 2018). We’re thinking it might have something to do with a renowned restaurant and cocktail scene that brings together industry leaders at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference and first-class resorts like the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.
In the northern reaches of San Antonio, the JW Marriott is home to the Blackberry Refresher cocktail. It’s an approachable tipple for bourbon and non-bourbon aficionados alike that will wash away the summer heat of San Antonio or any other sweltering city. If you are a guest at the Alamo City resort, you can ask for the Blackberry Refresher while floating the 1,100-foot-long lazy river in the 9-acre waterpark or while sitting in a rocking chair overlooking the uninterrupted views of the Texas Hill Country vistas off the JW Marriott’s back porch.
¾ ounce lemon juice
2 ounces Ranger Creek .36 Bourbon (or preferred bourbon)
¾ ounce simple syrup
Muddle blackberries in the bottom of the glass. Top blackberries with crushed ice. In a shaker tin, add lemon juice, simple syrup, bourbon, and ice. Shake. Strain mixture into a glass over the crushed ice. Watch and enjoy as the blackberry bleeds into the caramel color of the bourbon mixture.
For more information on the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa or to make reservations, visit the resort’s website.
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