Blackberry Cocktail: Daddy Don’t Make Dinner

View More: blackberries find a perfect home in this fruity summer refresher.

1½ oz. vodka
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
½ oz. honey syrup
4 blackberries
1 oz. sparkling mineral water (Johnson uses Topo Chico)
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: Collins
Garnish: blackberry and mint sprig

Muddle 3 blackberries in a shaker. Add the vodka, lemon and honey syrup with a small amount of ice. Shake hard. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Add sparkling water, then garnish.

Honey Syrup: Combine 1 cup honey and ⅓ cup water in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, let cool to room temperature and transfer to a glass jar. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Laura Johnson, You & Yours Distilling Co., San Diego

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