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Yield: Serves : Makes 1 cocktail

Farmers refer to black raspberries as “blackcaps” in the mid-Atlantic. This refreshing gin cocktail mixes them with white port and lemon for a rosy result. Muddling the berries and shiso leaves perfumes the drink with sweet-tart and herbal notes. Strain carefully to avoid any seeds in the drink.


  • 8 black or red raspberries, divided
  • 3 fresh shiso or basil leaves
  • 1 1/4 ounces (2 1/2 tablespoons) London dry gin
  • 3/4 ounces (1 1/2 tablespoons) white port
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup

How to Make It


Muddle 5 raspberries and shiso leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add gin, port, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Fill shaker with ice cubes; cover and shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a coupe or rocks glass, and garnish with remaining 3 raspberries.

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