A blackberry martini is one of my favorite cocktails to make when blackberries are in season! In case you didn’t know, colorful cocktails are a bit of a hobby for me. Okay, a serious hobby. Because I do happen to love bright colors, bright drinks are a favorite!. Fresh fruit and alcohol are just a match made in heaven. Or at least in the bar in our house.
In this particular cocktail, I used bright blackberry syrup. And since making simple syrup is so simple, we always have a few fruit flavored batches in our fridge! This recipe is for 2 cocktails, but have fun with this, and create a martini bar! Add other fruit garnishes, and simple syrups!
Now, let’s get this party started!Print
Blackberry Simple Syrup:
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
- 4 oz. Gin or Vodka
- 2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
- 1 oz. blackberry simple syrup
- 1 oz. elderflower liquor
- 15 ripe fresh blackberries
Blackberry Simple Syrup
- In small saucepan, add sugar and blackberries. Smash blackberries to release juice, while mixing into the sugar. Add water, and bring to boil. Reduce heat, and let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Pour syrup thru a mesh strainer, using back of spoon to press down any fruit. Reserve fruit for a nice spread for crackers. Pour syrup into a glass jar with lid. Can be stored in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks
- Chill 2 martini glasses in freezer. Add all but 10 blackberries into a cocktail shaker. Muddle the blackberries. Add ice, and shake vigorously.
- Double strain cocktails into 2 martini glasses. A double strain is using a Hawthorne drink strainer over the lip of the cocktail shaker, while pouring thru a fine mesh strainer, to pull out all the pulp from fruit.
- Garnish each cocktail with 5 blackberries thru a cocktail pick.
- Category: cocktails
Keywords: blackberry gin vodka cocktails