rhubarb ginger-berry bourbon cooler
Rhubarb Ginger-Berry Bourbon Cooler is a refreshing cocktail that’s made with fresh berries and perfect for happy hour!
Um, can you say disappointing?
I realize the finale of The Walking Dead was two weeks ago, but I am still pissed off about the way they ended the season. Oh, wait. They didn’t wrap up a darn tootin’ thing!! FOR REALS. The only thing we got to see was Negan’s face played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. To which we are all thinking, “How the heck could Denny ‘Lucille’ someone? Sigh…….
The good news about all of this, Game of Thrones season six starts in 13 days, 8 hours, 57 minutes, and 43 seconds. But who’s counting? After The Walking Dead season finale, a part of me is ready for disappointment that Jon Snow is indeed dead. Because between these two shows no one is safe and I can’t keep having anxiety. So, rather than get my unmentionables ruffled, I think it’s safe to say that Jon Snow is no more. Unless, you know something I don’t know then I would gladly give you my vintage Lisa Frank sticker collection in exchange for said information.
Clearly I need to step away from the TV remote. So, to keep me from going bonkers and to get through this sluggish Monday, I think we need a festive, spring inspired cocktail. This Rhubarb Ginger-Berry Bourbon Cooler is a remix of a cocktail I made a few years ago using all blueberries. I highly recommend making that as well.
But! Since we are right smack in the middle of spring, I thought using some rhubarb would spice things up after-all it is in season. You can use frozen rhubarb if for some reason your store doesn’t carry it. What I love most about this drink is how quickly everything comes together. Place all the ingredients into a food processor, blend, and then pour into a glass. It’s the must-make drink for those rooftop happy hours!
Now, I wonder if Jon Snow would like one of these coolers….wink, wink.
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Rhubarb Ginger-Berry Bourbon Cooler
for the cooler:
2 shots bourbon
1/4 cup ginger simple syrup
1 cup rhubarb, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh mint ( + more for garnish)
1 tablespoon raspberry
1 tablespoon blackberry
1 1/2 cups ice
for the simple syrup:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon ginger, grated
for the cooler:
In a food processor, add all the ingredients. Pulse until everything is well combined and smooth. Pour into two glasses and garnish with fresh mint.
for the simple syrup:
In a medium saucepan, combine water, sugar, and ginger. Turn to medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove saucepan from heat and cool completely before adding to the cooler.
Yum! This looks so fabulously refreshing! Someone get me a straw!
I’m sending you a straw ASAP!! Thanks, Tori!
This is happening all summer long here!
Word up! Thanks, Matt!
So refreshing and flavorful – bookmarked!
This looks fantastic! So refreshing. I’ve also been dying to buy that little gold pineapple! Sooo cute!
The gold pineapple actually makes the drink taste better.) xoxo Thanks, Jenna!
I love rhubarb, and this is such a great way to use it! This cocktail sounds so refreshing with the variety of berries and that ginger simple syrup!
Thanks, Marcie! It’s definitely my go-to drink for spring.
Hooray! I love this slushy, boozy drink! And the color is just fabulous! I don’t watch either of those shows. I suppose maybe I should get on it so I know what everyone is talking about. Lol! I’m always out of touch.
I thought you might appreciate this drink! xoxo
Rhubarb and Bourbon. On a Monday. I love you so much for this. Pinned!
Thanks so much, Taylor!
Love this boozy slushy with all that bourbon, ginger and seasonal fruit! I’ve become really obsessed with ginger in my cocktails, can’t wait to give it a try!
Ginger is definitely the way to go! Thanks, Danae!
Yes for all rhubarb recipes, I love it!! Can’t wait to see it back in stores with regularity. Great seeing you last weekend!
I really need to get caught up with WD, but that is another one I will be binge watching until I realize I haven’t stood up in five hours or showered in three days. hahah Netflix-itis!!
But seriously, gimme one of these! Save me one for Cali, m’kay?
A Friday night rhubarb smoothie–love it. Pinning for the weekend.
love love love rhubarb! i just made ice cream with it. can’t get enough of its flavour. definitely making this cocktail – looks beautiful and so fresh.
Holy crap these look good, I’ll be drinking a few of them … as “winter is coming”.
YUM!! I’ve made a cocktail before with berries and bourbon. Such a good combo. Love the addition of rhubarb.
I’ve never seen rhubarb in a drink before, but I’m obsessed!
Rhubarb is coming! I love the combination of ginger with the bourbon and rhubarb here.
p.s. Jon Snow cannot be dead for good. He will be resurrected by fire and claim his Targaryen parentage.
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