Myrtie Mae Judy Flower

Myrtie Mae Judy Flower. Amy’s great great Aunt – Born May 27, 1887. A Gemini no doubt to have a name like this.

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 to 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.