The richness of brandy and merlot meet the bright pop of fresh lime and berries in this summery blackberry smash.
2 oz. brandy (ALEX&NDER uses Copper & Kings American Craft Aged Brandy)
2. oz. merlot
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
¾ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
2 fresh blackberries
Tools: muddler, shaker, strainer, barspoon
Garnish: fresh blackberries
In a rocks glass, muddle the berries. Combine all of the other ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Add ice to the rocks glass, then strain the shaker ingredients into the glass and stir to combine. Garnish.
ALEX&NDER, Louisville, Kentucky
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