Blackberry Moscow Mule

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (or to taste)
  • 2 shots vodka
  • 1 bottle ginger beer
  • star anise
  • cinnamon
  • cloves
  • ice

Directions:

  • Crush a pint of blackberries and 1 tbsp. of sugar with a muddler or the back of a spoon. Place the crushed berries in a small sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Add a stick of cinnamon, cloves and star anise. Allow mixture to bubble. The berries will become like a liquid and allow to simmer until it thickens once more.
  • Remove pan from heat and place syrup (spices included) in the fridge to cool completely.
  • Fill a tall glass with ice and pour 2 oz. of vodka and fill the glass halfway with ginger beer. Gently pour in blackberry mixture until glass is full and serve.
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