5 to 6 fresh blackberries
1½ oz. fresh sweet and sour (see recipe below)
2 oz. Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey
¾ oz. Briotett Crème de Cassis
⅓ oz. Sonoma Vanilla Infused Simple Syrup (see recipe below)
1 mint top, for garnish
In a mixing glass, muddle the blackberries with the sweet and sour. Add the remaining ingredients. Shake the cocktail with cracked ice and drop it into a double Old Fashioned glass. Add additional ice as needed, garnish with mint and serve.
Fresh Sweet and Sour: Combine equal parts of freshly squeezed and strained lemon juice with simple syrup. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready for use for up to seven days.
Simple Syrup: Combine equal parts of fine granulated sugar with bottled water. Stir to dissolve. Cover and refrigerate until ready for use for up to two months.
This drink was created by Patricia Richards, the mixologist at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.