Blackberry Martini

Recipe by Chef Kate
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water.
  • Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and cool.
  • In a food processor or blender, combine 1 tablespoon sugar, the berries and the cassis (or brandy) and process till smooth.
  • Rub the rims of 4 martini glasses with lemon.
  • Spread the superfine sugar on a saucer.
  • Twirl the rims of the glasses in the sugar.
  • Place glasses in freezer.
  • Add 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.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Strain into chilled glasses and garnish with lemon and, if you like, a whole berry in each glass.
  • To quote Mr. Reynolds, "Serve immediately but sip slowly.".
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