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Whiskey Wednesday: Whiskey Rock-A-Roller

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Whether you’re a Lynyrd Skynyrd fan or not, the Whiskey Rock-A-Roller is sure to be a crowd-pleaser to celebrate the beginning of Spring or to mourn the loss of your perfect March Madness bracket over the weekend (which includes all of you sadly). This fruity mix of raspberries, lemon juice, bourbon, and strawberry liqueur was first created by Tobin Ellis and was inspired by the Lynyrd Skynyrd hit, Whiskey Rock-A-Roller. Not only is this cocktail extremely refreshing, but it’s fruity flavor complements the austere taste of the bourbon, which makes it the perfect cocktail to convert those whiskey-haters into whiskey-lovers just in time for BBQ season.

3 oz. Lost Republic bourbon

1 tablespoon sugar

5 raspberries

1 oz. fresh lemon juice

½ oz. strawberry liqueur

4 dashes rhubarb bitters

1 sprig mint

Crush the sugar and four raspberries with a spoon in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add Lost Republic bourbon, juice, strawberry liqueur, and bitters. Fill the shaker with ice and shake to chill. Strain the mixture into a chilled old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Finally, garnish with the remaining raspberry and mint sprig and drink up! Cheers, Pioneers!