Fords Bramble Tonic
By PETE DULIN
Special to the Star
Fords Bramble Tonic refers to a bramble, which was a gin-based cocktail with lemon and blackberry liquor, Brock Schulte says. It also refers to President Gerald Fords drink of choice, the classic gin and tonic.
Combine 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) of gin, 3/4 ounce (1 1/2 tablespoons) lemon juice, 1/2-ounce (1 tablespoon) simple syrup and 5 fresh blackberries in a cocktail shaker. Cover shaker and shake well. Pour over ice in a tumbler and top with tonic water. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
For a nonalcoholic version, serve blackberry-infused lemonade in a glass topped with tonic.
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