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Cocktail of the Week: Mountain Berry

Summer is starting to wind down here in Seattle, and this time of year means one thing is always true — our region has an abundance of fresh, locally-grown blackberries. This delicious fruit is everywhere right now and is the perfect addition to Queen Bee's new Mountain Berry cocktail. We promise this delightful libation will have you happily sipping until the end of the season.


  • 3 Mint Leaves
  • 3-4 Blackberries
  • 1.0 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 0.5 oz. Ginger Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz. Benedictine
  • 0.5 oz. Lime Juice
  • 2.0 oz. Olympia Vodka


  1. Muddle blackberries and mint in a highball glass.
  2. Add simple syrup, ginger liqueur and Benedictine.
  3. Top with ice.
  4. Squeeze lime juice into the glass and add Olympia Vodka.
  5. Balance with soda water and garnish with a blackberry.

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then, you deserve a happy hour that's a little more...hmmm. What's the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour.

Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content produced by VMG Studios. Please drink responsibly.