Cocktail Friday – Berry Bash

Happy Friday, my Lazy Brides! Today's cocktail is not only scrumptious but budget friendly as well! Woo hoo! The swell gals over at LearnVest have put together some great drink ideas that won't break the bank. The Berry Bash uses the sophisticated taste of bourbon with a lovely underpinning of fresh orange. Perfect for a signature cocktail or enjoy a few on the deck. Cheers!

Berry Bash photo

Berry Smash

7 mint leaves
2 teaspoons sugar
2 dashes freshly squeezed orange juice
2 ounces bourbon ** Use Bulleit Bourbon as this drink needs a smooth bourgon
Garnish: 2 half-moon shaped orange slices, 3 blueberries, 1 halved strawberry, 1 mint leaf

Cost: $2.65 per drink

Muddle the mint leaves with the sugar and the fresh orange juice. Use a wooden spoon to mash up the leaves until they're fragrant. Add the bourbon and stir. Place the orange slices in a glass. Add ice. Strain the cocktail into the glass. Garnish with the blueberries, strawberry and mint leaf.

Recipe and photo from LearnVest

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