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Spicy Blackberry Tequila Fizz

Spicy Blackberry Tequila Fizz | eatatkates.com - A bubbly balance of jalapeno, blackberry, and ginger in this summery, spicy tequila fizz.

A bubbly balance of jalapeño, blackberry, and ginger with a secret (cannot be left out) ingredient

Ingredients

Instructions

To make the cocktail

  1. In a cocktail shaker, mix the tequila, lime juice and blackberry syrup. Drop in the basil leaves and add some ice. Shake vigorously and strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with additional basil and blackberries.

To make the blackberry syrup

  1. Warm 1 cup water and 1 cup granulated sugar in a small saucepan.
  2. Once the sugar is melted, add a half pint of rinsed blackberries.
  3. Simmer on low for 10-15 minutes and remove from the heat.
  4. Lightly mash the blackberries in the pan.
  5. Strain and pour into a clean jar.
  6. Keeps for about two weeks.
  7. Makes approximately two cups, depending on how “juicy” your berries are.

Notes

The syrup can be mixed into lemonade or ginger ale for a non-alcoholic drink.