The Black Seed

The Black Seed Recipe

Photo: Coral Von Zumwalt

Smoky and slightly fruity, this cocktail has loads of complexity. It's from Karen Hatfield, chef-owner of Odys + Penelope and Sycamore Kitchen restaurants in Los Angeles.

Serves 1


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3/4 cup blackberries
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce Ramazzotti amaro* or Campari
1 1/2 ounces whiskey such as Slow Hand Six Woods* or Johnny Walker Red Label
Lemon slice


Total: 5 Minutes

Thoroughly muddle blackberries in a cocktail shaker. Add lemon juice, simple syrup, amaro, whiskey, and 1 cup ice cubes. Cover and shake well. Pour contents into a glass and add a lemon slice.

*Find Ramazzotti amaro (an Italian bitters liqueur) at well-stocked liquor stores, and Slow Hand Six Woods whiskey at

Created date

June 2016