FRIDAY 3 O’CLOCK COCKTAIL: (End of Summer Edition) Blackberry Caipirinha

The blackberries make it autumnal, but feel free to go with any berry you run into at the market. Keep in mind, this is a drink that requires a good, fierce muddling. If you want to do it the fancy way, crush the berries with a tablespoon or so of water and then strain out the seeds before proceeding with the drink. If you want to, you can run a little water or lime around the rim of the rocks glass and dip it into sugar before you pour in the cocktail to give it a pretty edge. –MissGinsu

Serves one

  • 147482769300_blackberry_caipirinha-big6-8plump blackberries
  • 1teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2lime, cut into 3 wedges
  • 2ounces cachaça (or substitute white rum)
  • 3/4cup ice cubes
  1. In a shaker or pint glass, muddle/mash up the blackberries and the sugar with two of the lime wedges.
  2. Add the cachaça or rum and the ice. Cover well and shake vigorously.
  3. Remove and discard the crushed lime wedges. Pour the mixture into a rocks glass and use the remaining wedge of lime as a garnish.