With the Rufus Guide as our
excuse inspiration, we make a lot of cocktails. Hands down this is the best one we’ve had in awhile. Nondrinkers can use lemonade and ditch the vodka.
- 1 quart fresh blackberries
- 1 cup simple syrup
- 12 ounces sparkling water
- 1/2 cup limoncello or lemonade
- 1/2 cup vodka (optional)
Blend berries with simple syrup until pureed. Place a metal strainer over pitcher and strain berry mix into vessel. (Wow, great synonym there.) Use back of spoon to press out all juice. Discard the seeds. Add limoncello, vodka and sparkling water to the pitcher. Garnish with fresh blackberries and mint if desired.
NOTE: To make simple syrup combine equal parts water and sugar, cook over medium heat until dissolved and allow to cool.