Mulberries are in season and mulberry trees are laden with their red and purple fruit. Collect a few (6 to be exact) and muddle them as part of the base for this tart cocktail. Bonus points if you use Bermuda Gin Co.’s Pink House or White Roof gin, available at Miles Market for $52.50 per bottle.
6 fresh mulberries
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 cup crushed ice
30ml (1 oz) lemon juice
45 ml (1.5 oz) gin
Place mulberries in an old fashioned glass (short tumbler). Crush them gently with a muddler. Add maple syrup.
Top with crushed ice. Pour lemon juice and gin. Stir to mix well. Serve with a cocktail spoon.