Monday, March 11, 2013
For Heidi's birthday we created a menu inspired by the flavors of the Pacific Northwest, Asia and France. Naturally we had to have a fabulous cocktail that reflected the flavors of these three regions, and so the blackberry sake-tini was born,
These babies are delicious but be warned, they pack a punch!
1 cup blackberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 part sake
1 part Chambord
2 Parts Absolut Grapvine Vodka (white grape, dragonfruit, papaya)
1 part fresh lime juice
Zest of two limes
1/2 cup sugar
Combine blackberries in a bowl with the sugar and microwave on high for 45 seconds until the blackberries begin to sweat. Gently mix to create a syrup.
In a small food processor combine lime zest and sugar. Process until sugar is a pale green color.
Moisten the side of a martini glass with a wedge of lime. Dip the glass edge onto a plate containing the lime sugar.
Place a macerated blackberry in the bottom of the glass and add 1 Tbsp of the blackberry juice.
Combine sake, chambord, vodka and lime juice over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled. Strain into prepared glass.