Mariana’s Purple Bourbon


Blueberries, lemon and bourbon…oh my! Just like Mariana, her purple bourbon recipe is a real treat to have around. Not only is it easy to make but it’s beautiful too. Now remember, blueberries DO have carbs. This recipe uses 5 blueberries—7 if you ate the ones used as garnish. Half a cup of blueberries contain around 9 grams of carbs so keep that in mind if you count your carbs



  • 1 ½ ounces Bourbon
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • 5 blueberries (2 extra for garnish—optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Erythritol
  • Sparkling water
  1. Crush your 5 blueberries until juice is released. Place elegantly in your glass.
  2. Add the following ingredients to your shaker: ice, bourbon, lemon juice and artificial sweetener.
  3. Shake!
  4. Pour and garnish.

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WRITTEN BY Liz Cambron-Kopco, POSTED 12/14/22, UPDATED 12/15/22

Liz has been living with type 2 diabetes since 2014, but grew up surrounded by it as a first-generation Mexican-American. With a bug for research, Liz pursued a PhD in molecular biology and spent her early career studying insulin signaling in invertebrates to understand how insects' tiny little bodies work. Along with advocating for women and girls in STEM, Liz shares her personal journey with diabetes on her social media platforms to help teach people to become their own advocates. Her passion for advocacy led her to join the Beyond Type 1 team. When she's not advocating, Liz enjoys hiking with her husband and their terrier/schnauzer mixed pup Burberry.