When an alcoholic manages to break their addiction, there can be a lot of initial optimism about the future.
Garnish with the remaining 2 blackberries (one on each side of the rim, like alien ears).
NOTE: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
Bring to a slow, rolling boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes.
Transfer to a glass container and let cool to room temperature.
When a family realizes that one of their members’ “drinking problem” is actually alcoholism, this is a big step forward in handling the situation.