Saturday, April 27, 2013

Getting in the Mood for Summer: Blackberry Blast Cocktail


We picked 40-quarts of fresh blackberries last season.  In order to justify hanging out in the blackberry patch this summer we needed to use the remaining few quarts of berries from the freezer.  What better way to use up the summer stash of berries than making a good cocktail.

The warm, soon to be sweltering heat is returning to North Florida.  Our spring weather is generally short and our summers long.  This is the perfect time of year for us after a day in the garden, to turn on the patio ceiling fans, with a good cocktail in hand, and watch the late afternoon turn to dusk.



Blackberry Blast Cocktail
Serves 2
Recipe from Saveur


Ingredients:
1 cup blackberries, plus more garnish
2 oz. simple syrup
2 oz. good quality rum
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice, plus wedge for garnish
1/4 oz. Angostura bitters

Directions:
Blend berries and syrup; strain.  Return syrup to blender along with rum, juice, bitters, and 1-1/2 cups ice; puree.  Pour into glasses; garnish with fruit.

Enjoy!

22 comments:

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Oh yes, that has my name on it, I love fruity drinks!

TKW said...

Gee, I think I'd like this ;)

From the Kitchen said...

Yum! No berries around here yet. My Florida sister arrives next week for a visit. Boy is she in for a chilly surprise.

Best,
Bonnie

Pam said...

Could you please find something for me to do with all my strawberries in the freezer! It's almost strawberry time here!

Rebecca Subbiah said...

you always make the best cocktails

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Blackberry cocktail looks simply awesome.
Deepa

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

So glad your cocktail season is returning! This is a great kickoff, which I'm going to save for the blackberry season in the Northeast. Cheers!

Pam said...

Anything blackberry is a hit for me, and a blackberry cocktail is over the top! I love this and will be making it whenever the weather decides to warm up and I can find some blackberries. YUM!

Dining Alone said...

This looks so refreshing! The heat is coming back to AZ this weekend too, we got close to 100!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a beautiful cocktail! I love drinks like this when the weather warms up.

Debby Foodiewife said...

We have olallieberries, ready soon, but some frozen. I'm thinking this would make a great cocktail!

Julie said...

Oh that looks amazing! Can't wait for Spring and Summer cocktail season!

Mr. & Mrs. P said...

New follower!! This looks amazing!!!! What a great cocktail!!

Kat said...

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That Girl said...

I love frozen cocktails! I would have made a smoothie and this is like a smoothie for grownups!

Angie Schneider said...

Refreshing and yum!

Karen Harris said...

This sounds like heaven Velva. If the snow and cold ever moves out of here, I'm looking forward to having one of these on my front porch. Come on summer!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

now I could use one of those right now! Its been a crazy day so far! looks amazing

Pierce said...

That looks refreshing and very inviting!

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

That's a lot of berries!

Katerina said...

Very elegant presentation Velva!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

wow....wish we had more blackberries than we do. The wild animals always get to them before we do. Beautiful drink!

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