Blackberry Shooters

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

1 pint fresh blackberries, 4 to 6 berries reserved for garnish

1/4 to 1/2 cup Simple Syrup, recipe follows

8 ounces gin

Juice of 2 large lemons

Crushed ice

Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar

Directions

  1. In a pitcher, muddle the blackberries along with 1/4 cup Simple Syrup. Stir in the gin and lemon juice. Taste and add simple syrup as needed. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before straining.
  2. Fill 4 to 6 shot glasses with crushed ice. Top off with the blackberry mixture and garnish with the reserved blackberries. Serve immediately.

Simple Syrup:

  1. Combine the sugar with 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool. Transfer to a container and refrigerate, covered, for up to 1 month.
  2. Yield: about 1 1/2 cups
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