Tonight's Cocktail - Blackberry Bramble
Larry Trask / Tuesday, May 20 @ 12:37 p.m. / Cocktail
Spring is fully upon us now and, to me, there's no better season for a refreshing berry-based cocktail. Tonight's selection is the Blackberry Bramble. Local bonus: in a few months, we'll have an abundance of blackberries free for the picking. Granted, it's only a garnish, but still.
2 oz. gin
1 oz. blackberry brandy
0.5 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
seltzer to top
fresh mint sprigs
blackberries for garnish
In a rocks glass place mint sprigs and gin. Muddle the mint releasing the flavor. Add the blackberry brandy, lemon juice, ice and seltzer to top. Stir gently. Garnish with fresh blackberries and serve.