Pretty in pink and picnic-perfect! @schmidthappensmn brings us the Empress Summer Bootleg recipe just in time for our next summer picnic— inspired by the Minneapolis classic, add muddled blackberries for an extra seasonal punch!
ingredients2OZEmpress 1908 Gin1OZBootleg Mix*2OZClub SodaBlackberriesMint Leaves
MethodTo make the bootleg mix, combine ½ cup fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons agave nectar, 2 tablespoons packed with fresh mint leaves and 1 tablespoon fresh thyme. Add to a blender and blend until the herbs are broken into small pieces. Add bootleg mix to the bottom of a shaker and muddle with fresh blackberries. Add gin, ice, and shake to combine. Strain into a cocktail glass with fresh ice and top with club soda. Garnish with blackberries and fresh mint!