Farmer Chiarello: Bourbon, Blackberry, and Tea Cocktail Recipe

Some celiacs can’t tolerate bourbon, but if you can, this is a seriously delicious way to do it. In cocktail recipes, this is one you want to keep at the top of the list.

Farmer Chiarello Bourbon, Blackberry, and Tea Gluten-Free Cocktail Recipe

Servings 6


  • 30 blackberries
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon Black Tea and Mint Syrup (see below)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • 1-1/8 cups gluten-free bourbon
  • 9 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 6 raspberries
  • 6 mint sprigs


  1. Set aside 6 blackberries.

  2.  In a pitcher, muddle the remaining blackberries with the syrup and lemon juice. 

  3. Add a scoop of ice, the bourbon, and the bitters and stir until cold. 

  4. Strain into 6 ice-filled glasses. 

  5. Garnish each with a blackberry, raspberry, and mint sprig.

Black Tea and Mint Syrup

MAKES 1 CUP This refreshing, mint- and black-tea kissed simple syrup will keep in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 bag mint tea
  • 2 bags black tea


  1. Boil 1 cup of water in a small pot. Add the sugar and return to a boil. Remove the pot from the heat, add the tea bags, and let them steep for 5 minutes. Remove and discard the teabags and let the syrup cool before using.

Photography Aubrie Pick

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