Last year I spent two days cutting down blackberry vines. This year, they're back in full force. I read that dumping boiling water on the roots will kill them, but I haven't tried this yet.
I'm trying to live off my land as much as possible this summer - I have blackberries everywhere - they're food, might as well eat them - or drink them!
2 oz rum
2 oz blackberry syrup
7-10 mint leaves
1/2 lime (quartered)
1 cup crushed ice
In a highball glass - add mint leaves, lime wedges, rum and blackberry syrup. Muddle with the base of a wooden spoon if you don't have a muddler. Make sure the limes are muddled, and the juice is squished all through that goodness. Stir it up a bit. Add crushed ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a wedge of lime. Stir it up from time to time as you're cocktailing - it keeps the melting ice flavoured with the blackberry mint lime rum goodness!