I was at Kroger and I saw blackberries on sale for $.99 a pack. They were so fresh and plump I knew they were destined for greater things than snacking. I remembered I had some ginger liqueur left over from the Moscow mules I made for the Olympics (cheesy, I know), and thus this recipe was born!
Blackberry Ginger Cocktail
1 oz vodka
1/2 oz ginger liqueur
5-6 blackberries, washed
soda water (seltzer water)
1/2 oz simple syrup
a few drops of lemon juice
extra blackberries and candied ginger for garnish
1. Muddle the blackberries in the vodka.
2. Combine the vodka/blackberry mixture with everything else but the soda water in a shaker with ice.
2. Pour into a glass of your choosing and top off with soda water to taste. Garnish with blackberries and candied ginger.