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The Bitterberry Lemonade--A Custom Cocktail for Tara Lynn Masih's Booktails Literary Podcast EP9

Updated: Mar 15

Hot Redhead Media is pleased to soon release our newest episode of the Booktails podcast series this March 15th with author Tara Lynn Masih reading from her collaboratively written novella The Bitter Kind and chatting craft with co-hosts Reine Dugas and Heather Fowler.


Here is the cocktail Booktails' co-host Reine Dugas has created in the spirit of James Claffey and Tara Lynn Masih's The Bitter Kind. Grab a copy of the book now and get all the tasty ingredients by March15th to prepare for having your own cocktail with us when the monthly podcast drops.


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And now...


The Bitterberry Lemonade


1/4 cup raspberries

3-4 leaves fresh mint

1 T simple syrup

3 dashes bitters

4 oz bourbon

2 T fresh lemon juice

Club soda

Mint, lemon, or raspberries for garnish


In a strainer, muddle raspberries, mint, simple syrup, and bitters. Add bourbon, lemon juice, and ice. Shake until chilled and strain into ice-filled glasses. Top with soda and garnish with whatever your mood dictates—fresh (mint), sour (lemon), or sweet (raspberry).


Note for sobriety seekers: This cocktail can also be made into a tasty mocktail if you eliminate the bourbon and add more soda


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