Dark and sour is the hour when your guests arrive to your Halloween bash and you haven’t a drink to offer them. This deep hued martini is just the syrupy, sultry elixir you need to awaken the inner immortal in every party-goer who dares to sink his or her teeth into this blackberry cocktail.
Unlike our favorite vampires this raven refreshment is perfectly delightful in daylight, though we think you’ll find it to be utterly hair-raising when the sun goes down!
3 ounces vodka
3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
1/4 ounce blackberry syrup (recipe to follow)
4 1/2 cups fresh blackberries, plus more for garnish
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
To make the blackberry syrup bring your berries, sugar, and water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir mixture constantly until sugar has completely dissolved.
Reduce the heat and allow the sauce to simmer, stirring occasionally until the berries are mushy; about 30 minutes. Pour your berry mixture through a fine-mesh strainer, and discard any solids. Chill the syrup in fridge before using to make your cocktails.
To make cocktail shake vodka and bitters with ice and strain into a martini glass. Pour in chilled blackberry syrup, allowing it to pool at the bottom of glass. Garnish with fresh blackberries.
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