Avery Island Sour {a blackberry whiskey sour}

It’s been a bit of time since my trip to Louisiana to visit Avery Island where Tabasco is produced. My recollection of the meal that inspired this blackberry whiskey sour cocktail might be a little muddled, but whatever. The finished drink is delicious – and a bit spicy. Just like the Tabasco Chipotle sauce I used in this libation.

Avery Island Sour : a blackberry whiskey sour with Tabasco chipotle sauce : onemartini.com

Since I took a picture of the menu from our dinner with Aaron Sanchez, I know that the main course was mole rubbed duck breast with duck confit crispy rice and Tabasco Chipotle sauce cured egg yolk. Something about this dish made me think about a whiskey sour with Tabasco Chipotle sauce. But I didn’t want to just spice up the classic. Instead, I decided to add in some fresh blackberries in addition to the hot sauce.

Blackberry whiskey sour with Tabasco Chipotle Sauce : onemartini.com

After playing around with this blackberry whiskey sour a few times, I found that 1/3 of teaspoon was the right amount of Tabasco Chipotle sauce. 1/4 just wasn’t enough and 1/2 was too much. I wanted the flavor of the Tabasco Chipotle Sauce to come through but not overpower the other ingredients. If you find a different amount works for you, go for it. Just don’t forget the dry shake with the egg whites. It’s key to getting nice foam on top.

Avery Island Sour : a blackberry whiskey sour recipe : onemartini.com

When I first made this blackberry whiskey sour, I had a lot of cilantro flowers in the garden. I loved it as a garnish with the foam and the colors of the drink. However, when I went to take pictures a few weeks later, I didn’t have any more cilantro flowers. If you happen to have some growing at the time, use it as garnish. If not, don’t worry about it. A cilantro sprig will work as well.

tabasco cocktail recipe
Serves: 1
  • 4 blackberries, muddled
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 ounces bourbon (I used Four Roses)
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup (1:1)
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce lime juice
  • ⅓ teaspoon Tabasco Chipotle Sauce
  • Cilantro flowers for garnish (or a sprig of cilantro if you don't have any of the flowers)
  1. Add blackberries to a cocktail shaker and muddle.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except for the garnish and dry shake.
  3. Fill shaker with ice and shake again.
  4. Double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with cilantro flowers (or a sprig of cilantro if you don't have any flowers).

For more spicy cocktails check out the Tabasco green pepper cocktail and the spicy pineapple rum cocktail.

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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she works at DEATH & TAXES (a bar) and midtown eats (a restaurant) in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found working out, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.
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