Getting in the Mood for Summer: Blackberry Blast Cocktail
PUBLISHED ON: 04.27.2013
We picked 40-quarts of fresh blackberries last season. In order to justify hanging out in the blackberry patch this summer we needed to use the remaining few quarts of berries from the freezer. What better way to use up the summer stash of berries than making a good cocktail.
The warm, soon to be sweltering heat is returning to North Florida. Our spring weather is generally short and our summers long. This is the perfect time of year for us after a day in the garden, to turn on the patio ceiling fans, with a good cocktail in hand, and watch the late afternoon turn to dusk.
Blackberry Blast Cocktail
Recipe from Saveur
1 cup blackberries, plus more garnish
2 oz. simple syrup
2 oz. good quality rum
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice, plus wedge for garnish
1/4 oz. Angostura bitters
Blend berries and syrup; strain. Return syrup to blender along with rum, juice, bitters, and 1-1/2 cups ice; puree. Pour into glasses; garnish with fruit.
Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes
Oh yes, that has my name on it, I love fruity drinks!
Gee, I think I'd like this 😉
From the Kitchen
Yum! No berries around here yet. My Florida sister arrives next week for a visit. Boy is she in for a chilly surprise.Best,Bonnie
Could you please find something for me to do with all my strawberries in the freezer! It's almost strawberry time here!
chow and chatter
you always make the best cocktails
Blackberry cocktail looks simply awesome.Deepa
T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types
So glad your cocktail season is returning! This is a great kickoff, which I'm going to save for the blackberry season in the Northeast. Cheers!
Anything blackberry is a hit for me, and a blackberry cocktail is over the top! I love this and will be making it whenever the weather decides to warm up and I can find some blackberries. YUM!
This looks so refreshing! The heat is coming back to AZ this weekend too, we got close to 100!
SavoringTime in the Kitchen
What a beautiful cocktail! I love drinks like this when the weather warms up.
We have olallieberries, ready soon, but some frozen. I'm thinking this would make a great cocktail!
Oh that looks amazing! Can't wait for Spring and Summer cocktail season!
Mr. & Mrs. P
New follower!! This looks amazing!!!! What a great cocktail!!
That looks so refreshing. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway. Have a great week.
I love frozen cocktails! I would have made a smoothie and this is like a smoothie for grownups!
Refreshing and yum!
This sounds like heaven Velva. If the snow and cold ever moves out of here, I'm looking forward to having one of these on my front porch. Come on summer!
now I could use one of those right now! Its been a crazy day so far! looks amazing
That looks refreshing and very inviting!
That's a lot of berries!
Very elegant presentation Velva!
Lynn @The Vintage Nest
wow….wish we had more blackberries than we do. The wild animals always get to them before we do. Beautiful drink!