¾ oz lemon
¼ oz simple syrup
½ oz Licor 43
¼ oz Laphroaig Scotch Whisky
1½ oz rum (we use Brugal Añejo)
Muddle blackberries in shaker. Add the rest of the ingredients, add ice, and shake. Double strain through a fine mesh sieve.
Contributed by Patrick Smith of The Violet Hour, Chicago
Don’t be fooled by the beauty of this cocktail: it might seem innocent but its appearance is deceptive. It is almost a Daiquiri, traditionally consisting of rum, simple syrup, and lime, however, this blackberry and lemon version contains an element of surprise.
Down the Rabbit Hole is all smoke and mirrors, with hints of vanilla pudding, orange blossoms, and marshmallows blackened over a campfire. It descends into a peaty and smoky finish, thanks to the Laphroaig Scotch.
Poof, bitches! This is what magic tastes like.