It’s late morning and I’m crammed into a tiny corner of my parents’ kitchen, mixing drinks amongst a mess of crushed ice and spilled simple syrup. My dad is by my side prepping waffles, while my mom is doing what she loves most – harvesting vegetables from her garden out back. My mom isn’t much of a drinker, but for Mother’s Day she makes an exception. Especially if berries are involved. Last year it was raspberries; this year, blackberries. I picked some up crème de mûre (blackberry liqueur) just in time for brunch. It’s worth spending a bit more for the good stuff. I have a soft spot for simple cocktails, and this classic bramble fits the bill. This one’s for you, mom.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 3/4 crème de mûre
  • blackberries for garnish

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Start by adding crushed ice to your rocks glass. Fill about halfway.

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Next, simply add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Stir well to combine.

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Top off your glass with more crushed ice, then slowly/carefully add the crème de mûre.

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Garnish with a few plump ripe blackberries and serve!

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Happy Mother’s Day!!

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