Berry Bourbon Smash
2 oz Noble Oak Bourbon
0.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
0.75 oz Berry Syrup*
0.25 oz Amaro Lucano**
Dried Orange Peel (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe and garnish with a dried orange peel (or more berries)!
*Berry Syrup – To make berry syrup, bring berries up to a low simmer with just enough water to cover. Let them burst, then remove and strain through a colander, smashing remaining berries to extract extra juice. Take resulting liquid and add an equal part of sugar, stirring until dissolved. Let syrup cool before using in cocktail.
**If you don't have Lucano Amaro at home, you can try this recipe with any amaro you might have at home, or a healthy few dashes of aromatic bitters.