Since we have a big rosemary bush and tons of blackberries out back right now, this Herbed Blackberry Cocktail is my perfect drink! A little sweet, a little aromatic- this is great before a summer dinner party, and so easy to make! Berries and rosemary are muddled, then topped with simple syrup, lime juice and tequila. If you’re entertaining, you can make a pitcher of this ahead of time.
Herbed Blackberry Cocktail (Herbed Blackberries on the Rocks)
- 4 blackberries
- 2 sprigsfresh rosemary
- 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) tequila
- 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) lime juice
- 4 teaspoons (about 3/4 ounce) Simple Syrup
- Ice cubes
- Blackberries (optional)
- Fresh rosemary sprig (optional)
Directions:1. In a cocktail shaker combine 4 blackberries and 2 sprigs rosemary. To muddle, gently crush berries and rosemary with the back of a spoon. Add tequila, lime juice, and Simple Syrup. Add ice cubes; cover and shake until very cold. Strain liquid into an ice-filled glass. If desired, garnish with additional blackberries and a rosemary sprig.
In a small saucepan combine sugar and water. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. (The syrup is done when it is completely clear and the surface is covered with bubbles.) Remove from heat; cool. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.Photos and illustration by Erin Gleeson of The Forest Feast