We are kicking off our Father's Day with a drink. And a damn good one!
I've never been a huge fan of bourbon (please don't tell my father because he would probably be disappointed in my Kentucky blood). After trying this drink, my fanhood has totally moved up a notch. Make that two.
Raspberry Bourbon Smash with Spicy Vanilla Sugar
4.5 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
4.5 ounces simple syrup
4.5 ounces bourbon
3 T triple sec
1/2 pint of raspberries muddled into a pulp
Top drinks off with club soda (I used orange flavored from Trader Joe!)
Vanilla sugar and cayenne for the rim (about 1/8-1/4 cup)
Basil leaves for garnish
Prepare your glasses: rim your high ball glasses by dampening the rim. In a small dish, pour your vanilla sugar and a dash of cayenne. Give it a quick mix. Dip your glasses into the vanilla sugar/cayenne mixture.
Fill your glass half way with crushed ice.
Mix the orange juice, simple syrup, bourbon, triple sec, and raspberries into a shaker with some ice. Give it a good shake. Divide into 3 glasses. Top with club soda and garnish with basil.