Acidic lemon juice blended with sweet blackberries to create a delightful cocktail in a flash. A sprig of fresh thyme adds a subtle herbal note to the drink. Substitute your gin or rum for the vodka if you like.
Smash blackberries with back of fork through sieve and capture juice in microwave-safe bowl or glass pitcher. Add whiskey, sugar, vanilla, juice from lemon wedge, and hot water or tea to blackberry mixture and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Prepare glass by running lemon wedge along rim of glass and dip glass in brown sugar. Pour into prepared glass and garnish with fresh blackberry and vanilla stick.