SPOOKY BLACK WIDOW COCKTAIL
Readers Beware: Blog post riddled with horrible Halloween-y puns to follow. Also beware of shirt stains… blackberries might be a white shirt’s worst nightmare.
You’re in for a scary treat the next morning unless you take caution tossin’ these back! These are absolutely delicious and the perfect spooky cocktail that will do a hell of a lot more than just get you through trick or treating with your kids. If you happen to be a brave spirit who will be dressing up and hosting a Halloween party this year, these will be the perfect cocktail to serve your guests and ghouls!
6 oz Blackberry juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
2 oz Smirnoff Vodka
Blackberries (for garnish)
Blackberry Juice: 2 quarts of fresh or frozen blackberries + 1/2 cup water.
Rinse blackberries really well and put them in pan with water. Bring it all to a boil. Reduce heat, let simmer for 5-8 mins (until berries are softened)
Remove from heat and mash all of the blackberries with a potato masher. Pour all of the juice into a bowl through a strainer and discard the rest.
Simple Syrup: 1 cup water + 1 cup sugar
Mix sugar & water in a pan and bring it to a boil. Keep stirring until the sugar has dissolved completely.
Remove from heat right away and let cool.
Finally, combine the blackberry juice, syrup, Vodka and ice in a glass. Stir it all up and garnish with blackberries!