The Blacker the Berry

1 drink

Chasity Beasley, Aria Bar Fairmont Hotel, Evergreen Park, IL

    • 1 1/2 oz. Hennessy VS Cognac
    • 1/2 oz. Myers Rum
    • 1 bar spoon The Perfect Purée Ginger Puree, thawed (muddle)
    • 3/4 oz. The Perfect Purée Blackberry Puree, thawed
    • 4 mint leaves (muddle)
    • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
    • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
    • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
    • Splash of soda water
    • 1 mint leaf (garnish)
    • 1 blackberry dusted with powdered sugar (garnish)
In a mixing glass combine 4 mint leaves and 1 barspoon of Ginger Puree. Muddle gently. Add Blackberry Puree, and the next 5 ingredients. Shake with ice, and strain over ice. Top with soda water and stir. Garnish with 1 mint leaf and 1 blackberry dusted lightly with powdered sugar on a cocktail pick.