"The Earth's crammed with heaven. And every common bush afire with God; but only he who sees takes off his shoes...the rest sit around and pluck blackberries."
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How about a sunny little cocktail for your next gathering? I love blackberries and this was a simple concoction that took no time at all to throw together and just a bit of foresight for it's resting period. The finished result was light, refreshing, and dangerously smooth. As one guest said "you could drink 47 of these before you knew what hit you!"
Mash 2 cups of berries with 1/2 cup of sugar in a quart mason jar. Fill jar 3/4 full of vodka and store in a dark place for 3 weeks, then strain. Mix one part blackberry vodka with 2 parts tonic water over ice with a splash of lime juice. Cheers!