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"When I make my drinks, I look to the kitchen, particularly to the pastry chef," says bar manager Kristen Johnson. "The fruit and herbs that are at the farmers' market go into her desserts; those same things show up in my cocktails."

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink
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Ingredients

  • 4 blackberries
  • 4 lemon verbena leaves, plus 1 sprig
  • 3/4 ounce Simple Syrup
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce chilled club soda

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blackberries with the lemon verbena leaves and Simple Syrup. Add ice and the gin and lime juice. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Stir in the club soda and garnish with the lemon verbena sprig.
Photo © Tina Rupp Published June 2007

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