Stir, strain, rock.


Original recipe calls for boysenberry liqueur. Blackberry has been subbed.

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Posted by Dagreb on 5/10/2011
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Portobello Restaurant
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  • Use less blackberry next time - half as much — ★★★
  • A better version of the Old Portland Cocktail. — ★★★★
  • I made with 1/4 oz of Cassis, which was excellent. — ★★★★★
  • I really liked this. I subbed Averna for the amaro. My second attempt I muddled 2 raspberries and 1/4 slice of orange and it gave it a great sparkle. Also tried with local Campari like Amaro, but too bitter. — ★★★★★
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1/2 oz. of Massenez Crème de Mûre was far too much fruit liqueur, I'll try 1/4 oz. next time. The Clear Creek is probably more subtle.

muciri commented on 8/03/2016:

Lacking blackberry liqueur I subbed Maraschino instead and was very pleased with the result.


I used a homemade blackberry liqueur and the flavors were quite good.  One thing to note - this drink is supposed to be served in a rocks glass over a single large ice cube.  The directions, as written, suggest it's supposed to be served up, which is incorrect.