The Berries and Bees

The Berries and Bees

YIELD: Makes 1 cocktail


3 - blackberries

3/4 oz. - cynar amaro

3/4 oz. - lemon juice

1 T - buckwheat honey, or 1 1/2 T buckwheat honey simple syrup (see tips below)

2 oz. - Japanese whisky

1 cup - ice cubes

lemon peel/twist, for garnish

3 - blackberries, for garnish

cracked black pepper, for garnish

grated nutmeg, for garnish


Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker

Shake with ice cubes until the blackberries incorporate and chilling and dilution are achieved

Fine strain into glass

Garnish with lemon peel/twist, 3 blackberries, cracked black pepper, and grated nutmeg


Honey simple syrup is a great way to incorporate honey into drinks with ease.

Recipe courtesy of mixologist Julia Momose, made for the National Honey Board