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!
2 ounces gin
1 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
St. Germain, optional for floating
- 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.
- Pour the strained blackberry puree into a cocktail shaker. Add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
- 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.
- Drinks, Cocktails
- North American