After Midnight in Kentucky

after midnight in kentucky cocktail


2 oz whiskey

5 blackberries

1 oz razzmatazz liqueur

Ginger ale to top

Ice for mixing


Step 1: In a glass, muddle 3 large blackberries.

Step 2: In a shaker, combine whiskey, razzmatazz liqueur, and ice. Shake for about 15 seconds until the shaker becomes frosty.

Step 3: Strain the shaker into the glass and top with ginger ale. Add garnish with blackberries and/or raspberries.

The After Midnight in Kentucky cocktail has a funny name but don’t let the lengthy name deter you away from this recipe. It’s super simple and involves very little ingredients. Whiskey and ginger ale are two things that I always already have on hand. The razzmatazz liqueur however, almost steered me away from trying this one out. But, it was actually super easy to come across. You can find it at either Total Wine or Bevmo where they have a variety of different liqueurs. You can actually end up going down a rabbit hole when it comes to getting creative. But for this recipe, you’ll just need the raspberry flavor.

Now, if you don’t have a muddler to crush the berries in the glass, you can use a spoon as an alternative. Anything to get a nice foundation of blackberry in your glass will do the trick. Combining whiskey and ginger ale is a no brainer, however, adding the raspberry liqueur gives it such a refreshing sweetness that is not overbearing at all. I would say though that since it has this slight sweetness, you don’t realize you’re drinking alcohol and it could sneak up on you.

The After Midnight in Kentucky cocktail is perfect as we’re transitioning into Spring and looking for more refreshing drinks. So, try it out and let me know what you think.


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