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Blackberry Gin Cocktail Recipe

Berry Tempting: Blackberry Gin Cocktail

All day yesterday, I couldn't wait to get home after work. I was planning on making a blackberry margarita. I spent some time researching recipes before I left; there's a lot of interesting blackberry margaritas out there, from thyme-infused ones to others that are muddled with mint. After hitting up the market and Bevmo, I arrived home ready for my marg and realized I had no limes!

I couldn't make a margarita without fresh lime juice, so I set out to create a blackberry-lemon cocktail. Gin was my base spirit, although you could substitute vodka. The resulting concoction hit the spot. It was fruity and boozy in the best kind of way. Want to see what I came up with? You know what to do: keep reading!

Blackberry Gin Cocktail

Blackberry Gin Cocktail

Blackberry Gin Cocktail Recipe 2010-08-06 11:47:42

Ingredients

8-10 blackberries
2 ounces gin
1 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
St. Germain, optional for floating

Directions

  1. To make the blackberry puree, place the blackberries in a food processor. Process until they are liquefied. Press the liquid through a fine strainer and discard the seeds and solids.
  2. Pour the strained blackberry puree into a cocktail shaker. Add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  3. Shake hard to combine the ingredients. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with a St. Germain float, if desired. Enjoy immediately.

Makes 1 drink.

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