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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.

b2ap3 large blackberry

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.

Simply really.


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Scrump: To steal fruit from orchard or garden.

Muddler: A swizzle stick with an enlarged tip for stirring drinks, crushing fruit or sugar etc.

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