I feel like the best parties start with a great cocktail. Bonus points if there are costumes involved! With Halloween knocking at our door, I have a mysterious cocktail recipe for you, which will delight any adult. Here are the deets!
Makes about eight margs.
1/4 cup demerara sugar or coarse black sugar
3 limes cut into wedges
1 to 1 1/2 cups tequila
3/4 cup blackberry brandy
3/4 cup triple sec
3/4 fresh lime juice
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 6 oz. cartons of fresh blackberries (thoroughly wash and dry first)
Bamboo appetizer skewers
How to make this delicious cocktail:
Place eight margarita glasses in the freezer (next to your champagne flutes - ha!) until cold.
In a pitcher (make it a black, scary one!), combine tequila, brandy, triple sec, lime juice, and powdered sugar.
Mix the fresh berries in a blender and strain out the seeds. Add this berry good fruit to the alcohol mix and stir.
Take the glasses out of the freezer. Place demerara or black sugar on a plate. Rub the rims of the margarita glasses with a lime wedge. Dip rims in the sugar.
Add ice cubes to each glass. Pour the blended mixture over the cubes. Style note: It could be extra fun to have Halloween-style ice cube trays for making eerie cubes.
Garnish each glass with a fresh lime wedge, a skewer of fresh blackberries, and prepare to go dark and scary.
If you’d like more spooky cocktail ideas, Just Ask!