SPICY BLACKBERRY COCKTAIL
Equal parts sweet and spicy, this blackberry infused cocktail is sure to be a hit at your next Holiday gathering! Plus you know we love anything involving TEQUILA (well, some of us do)!
This beverage called for Serrano peppers, which we had NO idea even existed! After some googling, we found out they are very similar to Jalapeño peppers! We were unable to find Serrano peppers in our local grocery store, so we substituted them for jalapeño peppers!
2 oz Silver Tequila
1 oz Jalapeño Lime simple syrup (see recipe below)
3/4 oz Freshly squeezed lime juice (we didn't measure - just guesstimate)
3/4 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice (again, didn't measure exactly)
Club soda for topping
Put blackberries, simple syrup, lemon juice and lime juice into a large measuring cup and muddle well
Strain muddled mixture through a fine mesh strainer and into another cup *make sure to remove as much juice as possible*
Fill a cocktail shaker 1/2 full with ice and pour in the strained juice and muddled blackberries
Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass
Top with club soda
Garnish & enjoy!
JALAPEÑO LIME SIMPLE SYRUP
1 Cup granulated sugar
1 Cup water
Zest of 1 lime
2 Jalapeño peppers - sliced into rounds NOTE - keep the seeds in
Add equal parts sugar and water to a saucepan
Add in sliced Jalapeño peppers and lime zest
Bring to boil
Strain to remove zest and peppers and let cool
This seems like an intense drink to make but we promise that it isn't as labor intensive as it sounds! You can make your simple syrup ahead of time and store it in your fridge, then you just have to muddle, shake and sip!
These measurements are for one beverage, so adjust accordingly to accommodate your needs!