Only a few days away from Halloween and if you’re anything like me, you’re probably wondering how you’ll survive trick-or-treating without a specialty cocktail. Well ghouls, look no further, because I’ve got you covered…
This one is called the Blackberry Black Widow … and it’s a “skinny” version because I don’t need all the extra calories on Halloween night considering I’m probably going to raid my kids baskets of candy when they go to sleep… so skinny version it is!
It’s so simple to make, refreshing to drink and the muddled blackberries give it that dark and spooky feel … perfect for a haunted night!
Let me know if you make it! Enjoy!
Blackberry Black Widow Recipe:
Use a metal cocktail shaker that has a strainer on top. Place a handful of fresh blackberries in the shaker (or you can muddle them in a glass and then put them in the shaker). Whichever way you prefer, muddle the blackberries until they are completely juiced.
Add your tequila (I prefer a reposado, but anejo works as well) to the shaker and .5 oz of fresh squeezed limes and 1/2 cup of ice. Put the lid on and give it a good shake. I prefer my drinks without any sugar, so this will taste more on the tart side, but if you prefer something a bit sweeter, you can add .5 of agave syrup.
Strain into a glass of your choice. I use a whiskey rock as my ice. Top the drink off with a splash of soda water and garnish with rosemary and/or an extra lime wedge.
Add more or less ingredients to match your taste preference.