Patrick Cook, the beverage director at Hyperion Public in Studio City, Calif., uses vodka to even out this blackberry sour, which seemed a little too ginny. “I was in love with the drink, [but] it was almost too botanical and becoming unbalanced,” he says. “I knew that I still wanted to have two ounces of spirit but maybe dial it back just a touch.” Tweaking the ratio to equal-parts gin and vodka did the trick.
- 4 Fresh blackberries
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1 oz Gin
- 1/2 oz Elderflower liqueur
- 3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
- Garnish: Rosemary sprig
- Garnish: Lemon peel
Muddle the blackberries in a shaker.
Add remaining ingredients and ice and shake until well-chilled.
Double-strain into a double Old Fashioned glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with a rosemary sprig and lemon peel.