2 parts Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron
¾ parts Lemon juice
¾ parts Simple syrup
¾ parts Blackberry purée
Shake all ingredients vigorously with plenty ice, strain into a highball glass, then pack it with crushed ice and drizzle blackberry purée on top. Garnish with a blackberry skewer and basil leaf.
The mixologists at Bacardi created this cocktail for the James Beard Foundation 25th annual Awards gala, held in Chicago on May 4.