In this past week’s CSA box, we received several little packages of some gorgeous looking blackberries. They won’t be long for this world, I’m afraid. We had them on our cereal the other day, and The Beloved had made a peach-blackberry cobbler (!), but the appearance of the blackberries also reminded me of a pretty good drink that I made a couple of times last year: The Blackberry-Gin Smash
2 oz gin
½ oz blackberry liqueur (I use Leopold Brothers)
½ oz lime juice
2 dashes peach bitters
Place the five ingredients in a shaker with ice and really shake the heck out of it (because you want to crush the blackberries). Strain into glass and top with some cold sparkling water (or club soda).
Garnish with a skewer of blackberries. Pretty tasty on an almost-warm summer day in Southern California.