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Everyday Superhero: A Blackberry Smash

The richness of brandy and merlot meet the bright pop of fresh lime and berries in this stunning blackberry smash.


  • 2 oz. brandy (ALEX&NDER uses Copper & Kings American Craft Aged Brandy)
  • 2. oz. merlot (or other red wine)
  • ¾ oz. fresh lime juice
  • ¾ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
  • 2 fresh blackberries
  • Tools:muddler, shaker, strainer, barspoon
  • Glass:rocks
  • 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.

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