Myrtie Mae Judy Flower

Myrtie Mae Judy Flower, Amy’s great-great-aunt was born on 27 May 1887. A Gemini no doubt to have a name like that.

Blackberry & Basil Simple Syrup

  • 4 cups of fresh blackberries
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves

Mix water and sugar and boil to dissolve sugar. Immediately add in blackberries and basil and let cook for 1 minute. Take off of heat, cover and let steep for 15 minutes so flavors can merge.

For the cocktail

  • 2 oz of bourbon
  • 1 tsp of blackberry & basil syrup
  • 1 – 2 dashes of your favorite bitters
  • Grilled Orange Slice to garnish*

Serve over ice and enjoy.

*Place orange slices on grill over medium heat. Allow slices to cook for two to three minutes or until they develop ‘grill marks’. Turn and repeat on other side.