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5Church’s Shot in the Dark Cocktail

5Churchâs Shot in the Dark Cocktail - combine blackberries, sugar, water and rosemary.
5Church’s Shot in the Dark Cocktail - combine blackberries, sugar, water and rosemary.

(Yields 1 cocktail)

Ingredients

Blackberry Shrub

1 clam blackberries

1 cup sugar

½ cup water

3 stems rosemary

¾ cup apple cider vinegar

Cocktail

1 ¼ ounces Don Q Rum

1 ¼ ounces blackberry shrub

Soda water

Dry rosemary for smoking the glass and garnish

Preparation:

 Blackberry Shrub

  • Combine blackberries, sugar, water and rosemary.
  • Heat over stovetop until blackberries start to dissolve. Mixture should not thicken. If thickening occurs, gradually add more water.
  • Remove from heat and add apple cider vinegar.
  • Put mixture through cheesecloth to strain out herbs and fruit, discarding remnants.

*Note: Remaining juice will keep for up to two weeks in refrigerator.

 Assembly

  • Combine rum and blackberry shrub in cocktail shaker, shaking thoroughly.
  • Smoke Collins glass with dry rosemary while assembling cocktail.
  • Strain rum and blackberry shrub mixture into Collins glass and top with soda water.
  • Garnish with flamed rosemary.

Wanna Go?

5Church
127 N. Tryon St., Suite 8
Charlotte, NC 28202
704.919.1322
5churchcharlotte.com

This article ran in the June 2017 issue of Charlotte Happenings.