End of August – Blackberry Ginger Hennessy Cocktail

My husband made this the other night, and it was so good, I wanted to share. Using 1893 Ginger Cola with Hennessy and blackberries created a spiced warm flavor almost reminiscent of fall but still distinctly summerish because of hints of lemon and lime. So we settled on the name, “End of August.” Enjoy.

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Ingredients:

makes 2

  • 1/2 lemon squeezed for juice
  • 1/2 lime squeezed for juice
  • 12-14 blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 drops orange bitters
  • 2 – 1.75 ounce shots of Hennessy (3.5 ounces total)
  • 1 12 ounce can 1893 Ginger Cola (if you can’t find this type, sub with your favorite ginger beer)

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Instructions:

  1. Muddle lemon, lime, blackberries, sugar, and bitters. I find it works best to muddle half the ingredients in each glass for even distribution.
  2. Pour a 1.75 ounce shot of Hennessy in each glass and split the ginger cola between the two glasses. Garnish with lime and serve.

End of August 2

Spiced Peach Pie Cocktail

This spiced rum cocktail is flavored with peach, cloves, and vanilla for a refreshing summer drink. I made this on a whim and fell in love with it.

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Ingredients:

serves 1

  • 2 ounces Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 fresh peach chopped (reserve 1 slice for garnish)
  • dash vanilla
  • dash cloves
  • 6 ounces carbonated water

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Instructions:

  1. Muddle all ingredients except carbonated water.
  2. Add carbonated water and pour into glass garnished with peach slice.
  3. Repeat as necessary.

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