Black Shadow

I found this interesting cocktail on Drink of the Week. I know it is a pitch/plea to use the Perfect Puree Blackberry, whatever that is. I am guessing it is a fruit syrup which is easy to make on your own. Another item to note is the raspberry liqueur. To me, that is always Chambord. The richness and depth of Chambord is unequaled and well worth the price. Another interesting note is the lemon juice, sweet and sour mix, and simple syrup ingredients. That is a puzzling list because it could easily be just lemon juice and simple syrup, or just say sweet and sour mix and be done. A simple sweet and sour mix is one part lemon juice and one part simple syrup. So, using that formula, you would get 1.5 ounce lemon juice and 1 ounce simple syrup. This is where we will experiment and see what works best. Oh, and the bourbon. I am going to use Four Roses Bourbon, because it is what I have on hand at the moment. Now let’s get started.

Black Shadow (original recipe)

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. Bulleit Bourbon
  • ¾ oz. raspberry liqueur
  • 1 ½ oz. The Perfect Purée Blackberry
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. sweet & sour mix
  • ½ oz. simple syrup

Instructions:

  1. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

Black Shadow (Revised)

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 ounce bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce Chambord
  • 1.5 ounce blackberry puree
  • 1.5 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup

Instructions:

  1. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
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