I love a quest. Right now I am on a quest to find the most delicious Blackberry Martini recipe I can find. I have scoured the internet and my library of cocktail, mocktail, entertaining and hors d’ouvers cookbooks and have compiled quite a list of drinks. Some sound yummy and some sound quite non-yummy…or is it un-yummy? The trick is going to be a cocktail with lots of berry flavor without the cloing sweetness inherent in many of the recipes I have tried.
This is Blackberry Martini version one. A rather simple concoction of blackberries, vodka, Blackberry liquor, simple syrup and lemon perrier. Yep. Lemon Perrier.
Verdit? It was enjoyable enough. It had a bit of a kick. I liked the sparkle but don’t know how much the lemon Perrier added. I did not like the blackberry bits which ended up floating on the surface of the drink. And the berry taste wasn’t…well…berry enough. I think version two might need a kick of another berry…raspberry perhaps. This is a good one for those that adore blackberries straight up, no chaser.
- 5 blackberries
- 2 Tbls. Blackberry Liquor
- 2 Tbls. Simple Syrup
- Splash of Lemon Perrier
- Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
- Shake until very cold.
- Strain into a chilled martini glass.