True Blood Premiere Party Beverage Idea

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Are you planning on having a True Blood season 5 premiere party this weekend? Have you got your menu and decorations mapped out already but you’re stuck on what to serve your guests as a beverage? Famous L.A. mixologist, Joel Black and Basil Hayden’s Bourbon can help with this refreshing, delicious recipe for Sookie’s Virtue.

Sookie's Virtue

Basil Hayden’s Sookie’s Virtue (Created by Joel Black)
1½ parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
8 Red Grapes
2 Raspberries
¾ parts Lemon Juice
¾ parts Floral Tea Syrup (see recipe below)
Muddle red grapes, raspberries, lemon juice and floral tea syrup in a mixing tin.
Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon and shake vigorously for 7 seconds.

Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a grape and raspberry.
Floral Tea Syrup:

Combine 1 part of your favorite freshly brewed floral tea (jasmine, lavender, chamomile, etc.) with 1 part sugar.
Stir until sugar is completely dissolved and refrigerate.

Sookie’s Virtue is also a favorite of cast members Todd Lowe, Adina Porter and Lindsay Pulsipher. Keep this cocktail on hand throughout the summer and everyone will want to join your summer patio parties!

Photos: DBC PR/New Media

Over-night fan (almost literally) of the Sookie Stackhouse series since early 2008. Co-owner of Anxiously anticipating season 6.