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5 minutes

Ingredients

Blackberry syrup

  • 140g of blackberries
  • 100g of granulated sugar
  • 100ml of water
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 sprigs of thyme

Black rose

  • 50ml of premium gin
  • Indian tonic water, to top up
  • 1 slice of lime
  • 1 sprig of rosemary

Method

1
To make the blackberry syrup, heat the blackberries, sugar and measured water in a saucepan until boiling. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes
2
Remove from the heat, add the lemon zest and thyme and leave to steep for 20 minutes. Strain and pour into a sterilised glass bottle. This will keep in the sealed bottle in a cool, dark place for up to 2 weeks
3
To make the cocktail, put the gin, syrup and lime wheel into a cocktail shaker. Shake well and muddle.
4
Add ice cubes and shake, then strain into a chilled goblet over ice. Top up with the tonic water and garnish with a rosemary sprig