In her chart-topping tune “Blank Space,” America’s sweetheart Taylor Swift takes on the role of an emotional serial dater, singing: “’Oh my God, who is she?’ / I get drunk on jealousy / But you'll come back each time you leave / 'Cause, darling, I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream.” As a play on this sweet-and-sour, night-and-day attitude, Charest created a twist on the classic Whiskey Smash.
“I wanted a drink with a lot of depth, both in body (via the balance of rye whiskey, lemon, and honey) and color (via the blackberries that give a great dark hue) to match the themes of the song,” he says. Try the “Drunk on Jealousy” cocktail for yourself using the recipe below.
Drunk on Jealousy
2 oz rye whiskey
3/4 oz honey
2 to 3 blackberries
Muddle blackberries. Add all ingredients and shake and strain into a double rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a blackberry.