The Rambler – A Bourbon Cocktail

A tart and sweet combo with bourbon, this is a very refreshing cocktail.



We love the combination of bourbon and blackberries, and when a surplus of blackberries from a brunch found their way into our possession, it was only a matter of time before they ended up in a drink. The Rambler is pleasantly tart and refreshing, the blackberries and lemon juice giving a tart bite. Fresh squeezed orange juice adds a bit of sweetness that helped compliment the oak and vanilla notes of the bourbon.



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The Rambler

Serving Size: 1

Calories per serving: 184

The Rambler


  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1.25 oz orange juice
  • .50 oz lemon
  • .25 oz simple syrup
  • 3-5 blackberries
  • 2 dashes orange bitters


  1. Muddle the blackberries, simple syrup and bitters in the bottom of shaker.
  2. Add in the orange juice, lemon juice and bourbon and fill the shaker with ice.
  3. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with shaved or crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with orange or a sprig of mint if in season.



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14 thoughts on “The Rambler – A Bourbon Cocktail

  1. Hmmm… Whiskey and I have a history… and we’re not really on speaking terms anymore! I know Bourbon’s not exactly whiskey, but they’re similar, right? Do you think the other flavors would make me forget our troubled past?

    1. Well technically Bourbon is a type of whiskey. Of course we try to find a way to make our drinks balanced so you get a bit of all the flavors, but if you were to dial the amount of bourbon down to say 1.5oz you would get a drink that is more fruity than boozy! (Mrs. Nom says eventually you have to get back up on the horse…)

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