Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Wish You Were Here (drink recipe)


  • Domaine Canton
  • Jim Beam Black (bourbon)
  • Blueberries
  • Mint
  • Dash dried jalapeno powder
  • Dash orange bitters
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Tall Sprig of Cilantro Seed Cluster

Muddle blueberries, mint, fresh cilantro (not the seed sprig), and jalapeno powder in shaker.  Add Canton and Bourbon to liking (generally 1 to 3), dash orange bitters, ice, shake till ice is nicely bruised.

Place sprig of mint, 3 blueberries, and a tall sprig of cilantro seed cluster into chilled martini glass.  Pour shaker contents into glass.

The “trick” to this drink is that you can only make it when your cilantro has gone to seed, which is usually kind of annoying, but now that there’s this… I love it when the cilantro goes to seed!  As a garnish, the tall sprig is nearer your nose and imparts a wonderful smell as part of the drinking experience.


This drink is pretty involved to make, so there is a simpler version that devolved from the Wish You Were Here: the “German Bimber” (which is a German Bimber induced translation of Ginger/Bourbon).

The German Bimber is also a very tasty drink, and much simpler to make.  Put some Domaine Canton in your Bourbon over ice.  Add blueberries and cilantro if you feel like it.  There you go. [wink]

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