The Green Gardener
Wild Blackberry Kiss Cocktail
Well, as Helen won our last inter office cocktail competition with her Lavender and Lemon Cooler; we thought we would make the most of her whilst her boastful head still fits in the office.
We sent her to make the most of the autumn gathering / scrumping season whilst it is at it’s most "fruitful!" (Only from hedgerow’s my we add and not neighbors garden’s as the true definition suggests).
I have come up with this beauty; making use of my favorite berry the Wild British Blackberry, don’t go to your local supermarket, get yourself out for a walk and you will be sure to find this British berry.
The Wild Blackberry Kiss Recipe
- 10 juicy, ripe blackberries (preferably picked from the hedge)
- 5 mint leaves
- 1 ½ cups white rum
- 2 tbsp white sugar
- 3 ice cubes
- A touch of soda
- In a strong glass, place the blackberries, mint leaves sugar and ice and using a muddler pound the ingrediants together.
- Then add the rum and stir.
- Top up with soda to taste.
Scrump: To steal fruit from orchard or garden.
Muddler: A swizzle stick with an enlarged tip for stirring drinks, crushing fruit or sugar etc.