I personally shy away from most juice based cocktails. However, in an attempt to persuade my non-bourbon drinking friends to see the light I have had to resort to mixing some drinks which they like to call martinis (a term which obviously has become so loose as to include anything served in a martini glass). I pass this recipe along because I have to admit that it isn't too bad. I got it from a friend of a friend who undoubtedly stole it someplace else. I wish I was able to give credit to the creator.

1 1/2 oz. bourbon (I have been using Maker's Mark)
1/2 oz. Chambord
2 oz. cranberry juice
1 oz. lemon juice
1 to 2 tsp. simple syrup
12 raspberries

muddle the raspberries with the other ingredients and strain (through a fine strainer unless your guests like raspberry seeds) into a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice and pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a spear of raspberries and blackberries.

Admittedly it bears only a minor resemblance to bourbon after it is all done but you have to start somewhere.

Roger