Written by Norm Johnson Jr.
Created to celebrate June 19, 1865 aka Juneteenth. This is the documented date that slaves were notified that they were free. This cocktail is full of African ingredients and heritage (including the whiskey). For demo: https://youtu.be/Fm-JlyuhA_w


  • 1.5 oz Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey 1856
  • 1 oz Blood Orange Juice
  • .5 oz Kola Syrup
  • .5 oz Hibiscus Syrup
  • Blackberries
  • Green vegetable leaf


  1. Muddle 5 blackberries in small mixing tin
  2. Add syrups and juice and stir
  3. Double strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass and stir
  4. Garnish with blood orange slice, blackberry, green vegetable leaf

Write a review

Note: HTML is not translated!
    Bad           Good

Meet the Author

I'm Norm Johnson Jr. , a professional mixologist from Atlanta, Georgia. I practice my craft at MixMasters Bar and Beverage Consulting. Stop by and see me sometime!

Owner of MixMasters Bar and Beverage Consulting. Servicing the Southeast for 30 years! We mix so you can mingle! TM

Opening mixologist of James Beard nominated One Flew South.

Favorite cocktail is the Vieux Carre.