Blackberry Martini

A blackberry martini is one of my favorite cocktails to make when blackberries are in season! Obviously colorful cocktails are a bit of a hobby for me. Undoubtably a serious hobby. And because I do happen to love bright colors, bright drinks are a favorite!

As a result, in this particular cocktail, I used bright blackberry syrup.  Clearly making simple syrup is so simple, so we always have a few fruit flavored batches in our fridge!

Not only does this make  2 cocktails, you can mix up a big batch and have a martini bar! Furthermore, add some fun garnishes, and fancy glasses, and have fun!

In case you want to try more of our cocktails, head on over to Tangerine Champaign Cocktail

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Blackberry Martini

Blackberry Martini


  • Author: theperksofbeingus
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 martinis 1x
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Ingredients

Blackberry Simple Syrup:

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blackberries

Blackberry Martini

  • 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

Instructions

Blackberry Simple Syrup

  1. First, in a 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.
  2. Next, pour syrup thru a mesh strainer, using back of spoon to press down any fruit. Reserve fruit for a nice spread for crackers.
  3. Lastly, pour syrup into a glass jar with lid. Can be stored in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks

Blackberry Martini:

  1. Chill 2 martini glasses in freezer. Add all but 10 blackberries into a cocktail shaker. Muddle the blackberries. Add ice, and shake vigorously.
  2. 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.
  3. Garnish each cocktail with 5 blackberries thru a cocktail pick.

  • Category: cocktails

Keywords: blackberry gin vodka cocktails

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