It’s the summer of the blackberry. Inspired by a drink we had at The Glass Onion in Falmouth, we decided to try our hands at this refreshing beverage. The Glass Onion cocktail is made with Blackberry liqueur, and it’s delicious.
This version is made with simple syrup and muddled blackberries, which makes it easier to adjust the sweetness of the beverage to suit the berries at hand, as well as the drinker’s taste.
- 2 oz white rum
- 2 oz club soda
- 1/2 oz lime juice (about 1/2 a lime)
- 6–7 mint leaves
- 3 blackberries
- 3/4 oz simple syrup (adjust as needed; berries vary greatly in their sweetness)
- 1 c ice
- Muddle the lime juice, mint leaves, blackberries and simple syrup in a Boston shaker. Add the rum and ice and shake well (about 10 seconds).
- Pour the contents into a glass, top with two ounces of club soda and stir. You don't need to strain the beverage, but may wish to let it settle for a couple of minutes before serving to allow the clear colour of the drink to emerge. Garnish with mint leaves and and a blackberry.
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