Stir it up at The Lantern

with Sarah Vickerys Walk Right In

“Some of my earliest summer memories are of picking blackberries and blueberries with my grandma, so to me, summertime has always been berry time. I love working with whiskey, so in trying to figure out how to have a whiskey cocktail on the menu while also incorporating those berry flavors, I came up with this take on a bourbon smash. The tartness of the lemon balances out the fruity juiciness of the blueberries, and they both play well with the toasty, vanilla notes of the bourbon. It’s a warm weather inspired cocktail, and it’s super easy-drinking. Lantern’s official cocktail christener Phil Morrison named the drink after a song by New Orleans jazz pianist Professor Longhair.” — Sarah Vickery, The Lantern, Chapel HillWalk Right In8-12 blueberries2 sugar cubes½ ounce fresh lemon juice1 dash Angostura bitters2 ounces bourbonIn a rocks glass, muddle blueberries, sugar cubes, lemon juice, and bitters. Pour bourbon over bottom of muddler to remove any blueberries, add ice, and stir.