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Drinking in Season

Blackberry Gin and Tonic

Blackberry Gin and Tonic

[Photo: Kelly Carámbula ]

Blackberries and lime form the backbone of this simple gin-based summer sipper.

Note: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Blackberry Gin and Tonic

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:cocktail shaker and strainer, fine-mesh mini strainer, muddler
This recipe appears in: Drinking in Season: Blackberry Gin and Tonic
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Ingredients

  • 6 ripe blackberries, plus 2 more for garnish
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (see note above)
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 2 to 3 ounces tonic water

Procedures

  1. 1

    Muddle the blackberries and lime juice in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and add simple syrup and gin. Shake vigorously for about 10 seconds.

  2. 2

    Fill a Collins glass with ice. Double-strain into serving glass using a cocktail strainer and mini fine-mesh strainer to prevent the blackberry seeds from going into the glass. Add tonic water and stir gently. Garnish with a few blackberries on a skewer.

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