The leaves are just past their peak, hinting at cold weather to come, but this sweet stretch of Indian summer calls for a gin and tonic! I propose this lovely berry twist on the classic, with a handful of mint from your outdoor planter before a killing frost claims it.
Blackberry & Mint G&T
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 5 mint leaves
- 1/2 oz Creme de Cassis
- 2 oz gin
- Top tonic
- Garnish: Two blackberries and a mint sprig
Method: In a tall glass, muddle mint leaves with lime and Creme de Cassis. Add gin, fill the glass with ice, then top with tonic. Stir. Garnish with two blackberries and a mint sprig.