Cocktail Time | Blackberry Mint Lemonade


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Blackberry  Mint Lemonade {What Sarah Knows}

I hated chemistry in high school but I have always loved mixing things up in the kitchen. This started at an early age in my parents kitchen and has continued into my cooking and cocktail making. This Sunday I imagined myself on Top Chef – the challenge: make a delicious cocktail with the ingredients I had on hand. Here is the result and not to toot my own horn but it was delicious … and I am sharing with y’all!

Blackberry Mint Lemonade

makes 1 drink

2 shots of vodka

1 shot of fresh lemonade

6 blackberries (roughly)

6 mint leaves (roughly)

2 blackberries and mint for garnish

I muddled the blackberries and mint together with a Mortar and Pestle (see the picture below). I then added the blackberry mint mixture to the martini shaker with the lemonade and vodka. Shake, shake, shake! I always say try to give a good hard shake for about 20 seconds. I then used a martini strainer to add the cocktail to a glass of ice. (The martini strainer allows you to achieve your desired consistency  РI personally like a little pulp and leaves, but you can add more or less if you life). Also, if you prefer a sweeter drink simply add a little simple syrup in before you shake. Voila Рthis may not be your typical fall cocktail, but I found that it brightened up a cold November night!

Cheers!

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