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Chef Kate's Note:
A little bit of effort, but amply rewarded. This was adapted by Jonathan Reynolds of the New York Times from "The Berry Bible." He prefers gin and so do I, but it's also awfully good with vodka. You'll have leftover simple syrup and berry puree, but I promise you, it won't go to waste. Cooking time is the estimate of how long it takes the syrup to cool.
My Private Note
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For the Simple Syrup
For the berry puree
For the garnish
- 1 tablespoon superfine sugar
- 4 lemon wedges
For the Cocktail
- 1In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water.
- 2Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved.
- 3Remove from heat and cool.
- 4In a food processor or blender, combine 1 tablespoon sugar, the berries and the cassis (or brandy) and process till smooth.
- 5Rub the rims of 4 martini glasses with lemon.
- 6Spread the superfine sugar on a saucer.
- 7Twirl the rims of the glasses in the sugar.
- 8Place glasses in freezer.
- 9Add gin (or vodka), Triple Sec, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of the cooled simple syrup and 1/4 cup of the berry puree to a shaker filled with ice.
- 10Shake vigorously.
- 11Strain into chilled glasses and garnish with lemon and, if you like, a whole berry in each glass.
- 12To quote Mr. Reynolds, "Serve immediately but sip slowly.".
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Nutritional Facts for Blackberry Martini
Serving Size: 1 (257 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 399.7
- Calories from Fat 3
- Total Fat 0.3 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 3.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 65.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
- Sugars 59.9 g
- Protein 1.2 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
creme de cassis