Fresh blackberry purée and lime juice bring a little sweetness to the deliciously smokey flavor of mezcal.
I’m back with another cocktail recipe for you today! Plus, two recipe posts in less than 2 weeks… say what?!?! Haha!
I’ve finally been inspired to get back into the kitchen to make and shoot more recipes the last few months with the new move and the gorgeous light that is in our new house.
Our home has tons of huge windows… like 8 foot windows… that span the entire back end of the house. That end of the house is also South facing which is apparently supposed to be the best side for indirect light.
Who knows… I just know that it makes for some great lighting options no matter what time of day it is!
Not that that was a factor in deciding what house to buy. I would have found the best light no matter what but it does make it easier because the kitchen is also at the back of the house and now I don’t have to move very far with my dishes and cocktails to shoot.
Anyway, today I’m sharing this delish smokey blackberry mezcal cocktail. Smokey because mezcal has a delicious smokey flavor to it that I am absolutely in love with currently.
I think I told you a little while back that I recently discovered the delicious flavor of mezcal and now cannot get enough. Unknowingly stumbled upon it at a girls night that I had and a speakeasy bartender that I told to just make something delicious.
This cocktail is made with fresh blackberries pureed into a sweet juice with simple syrup for the base of the cocktail. Strain the solids and seeds out before pouring into a storage container.
Add some lime juice, mezcal and a couple dashed of angostura bitters into a cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly for about 30 seconds.
Double strain into a rocks glass with some blackberry ice, if desired, and garnish with a couple of fresh blackberries. I personally thought the blackberry ice was a fun little touch and it gave me a little something to do with some of the leftover blackberries.
The blackberry puree makes enough for about 8 cocktails and this recipe makes 1 cocktail. You can increase the number of cocktails you want to make or store the rest of the purée in the fridge for up to a week to make them whenever you like.
For Blackberry Pureé
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1/2 cup simple syrup *
- 2 oz mezcal
- 1 oz blackberry pureé
- 1 oz lime juice
- 2 dashes angostura bitters
- fresh thyme
To Make Blackberry Pureé
- Add blackberries and simple syrup to blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until smooth.
- Strain through a fine mesh strainer into storage container and store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
- Fill cocktail shaker 1/2 full with ice.
- Add mezcal, blackberry puree, lime juice, and bitters; close and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Fill rocks glass with ice and double strain contents of cocktail shaker into rocks glass.
- Garnish with fresh thyme sprig and toothpick of blackberries, if desired.