If you don't know, or perhaps you missed my post about whiskey old fashioneds, I'm from Wisconsin. I'm not sure if Wisconsinites drink more whiskey, more whiskey old fashioneds, or maybe we are just uber proud of our supper clubs, mixed drinks and "double bubble".
If you don't know what that last one is, you've never been to Wisconsin! It's our way of saying Happy Hour. I don't know about you, but I rather like double bubble. It's almost happier than happy hour. Basically, instead of a drink special or certain dollar amount off, when you buy one, they bring you two. Now, this probably doesn't happen at every bar in Wisconsin, but you gotta love the ones that do! Makes me a bit sentimental, sniff sniff ;)
As we've widened our selection of whiskey in the house and experimented more with bourbon versus rye, I've come to the conclusion that for the moment, I'm a bourbon gal. I just like the flavor better. It's a bit sweeter than a rye and has a bit less bite. It also mixes really well with lemon and blackberry!
I pulled out my Lemon Essentially Simple Syrup for this one, some Ginger essential oil and a few blackberries. Oh...my...goodness. So good. So pretty, too. I love the deep, magenta color the blackberries give the drink and the contrast of the bright lemon yellow. Makes me happy just looking at it. Definitely a double bubble kind of cocktail!
Does your hometown have any quirky phrases or sayings? Please share!