A few weeks back I posted about my trip up to Baltimore for Blog U. I mentioned how much fun was had and all that I learned in the sessions. I bragged about the amount of swag I came home with. I think I probably left out one of the best items I scored...a bottle of Jameson. On Thursday night a few of us went by the liquor store to grab a few items to make drinks back at the hotel that night. That ended up never happening. Enter sad face here. Just kidding, I barely even noticed I was sans cocktails. There was wine and photo booths.
As I was preparing to leave on Sunday, my friend McCall asked if I was interested in her bottle of Jameson since she was never able to open it and she was flying back home and Nicole and I were driving. I promised her I would thoroughly enjoy it and make a cocktail in her honor.
I am true to my word and, since it is my job to create libations (no, really, it is, I get paid to make cocktail recipes for liquor companies and magazines. tough job but I am up for the challenge;) I knew I needed to make one fitting for her personality and I think I got it right.
I have made a few cocktails with whiskey and blackberries before (think my Naughty Southerner) and I have made a few with pear and lime (my Spicy Pear Spritzer) but this is the first time melding all the flavors together in one cocktail.
The McCall Me Maybe
tsp of sugar
1 1/2 oz Jameson
1/2 oz of pear liquor
sprite (or a carbonated lime beverage)
Cut the lime in half, use one half to make 2 wedges. place in a shaker with half the blackberries and the sugar. Muddle very thoroughly and take out lime wedges, making sure to squeeze in case there is any juice left. Add in the Jameson and pear liquor and shake vigorously for about 10 to 15 seconds.
In a glass, add ice, a few blackberries, and the rest of the lime ( I cut them into slices) and pour in the cocktail. Top with the sprite.
and then enjoy this drink. If you can't locate pear liquor, pear rum or vodka would work, or even just the Jameson is pretty tasty.
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