Lee and I busted out our new blackberry gin a few Saturdays ago while watching the Capital Pride Parade roll through Dupont. We subbed the blackberry-infused stuff for regular gin to make some mighty refreshing gin and tonics. Be sure to include a healthy squeeze of fresh lime to balance out the sweetness. You won’t be disappointed.
- 2 pints blackberries
- 2 cups sugar, dissolved in 1 cup of water
- 2 cups gin
Combine all ingredients in a glass container with an airtight lid. Mash up berries with a potato masher or large spoon. (I used a meat pounder.) Seal and allow to infuse for 2 weeks, shaking vigorously once a day. Strain out berries, squeezing out excess juice. You may wish to infuse for more or less time, depending on how intense you want the flavor.