Age of Assassins by RJ Barker
The Sour Lands are a barren desert wasteland, caused by a magic system that drains the land of life. In Barker’s world, this heresy must be repaid in blood. Here I have chosen to represent the Sour Lands with the bitterness of lemon combined with the tart sweetness of black raspberry liqueur.
You will need:
- Cocktail Shaker
- Martini Glass
- Superfine/Baker’s Sugar
- 1 Saucer
- 1 Lemon (1 wedge, 1 oz juice)
- 2 oz Bourbon
- 1.5 oz Black Raspberry Liqueur
- 1 Cocktail Sword
- 1 Raspberry
- 1 Sprig Mint
Pour a couple of tbsp of sugar onto a saucer. Take your Martini Glass and wedge of lemon. Run the lemon around the rim of the glass, then dip into the sugar until the rim is coated – tap until any excess sugar is loosened, then set aside.
Fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Squeeze 1 oz lemon juice into shaker, as well as bourbon and raspberry liqueur. Shake vigorously and strain into glass.
Spear a raspberry and a sprig of mint on your cocktail sword and add to glass as garnish.