This Blackberry Tarragon Cocktail with the addition of maple syrup and lime is refreshing, luscious, and sweet. Perfect summer cocktail to celebrate Friday!Jump to Recipe
Hello everyone. Finally I can say this: Happy Friday! Who is excited? Definitely we should celebrate this occasion with something terrific. What about this Blackberry Tarragon Cocktail indeed?
In fact, this season I’ve been obsessed with creating and photographing cocktails. There’s just a quick reminder of recently published ideas.
Sweet Type Cocktail
As you can see, all of them are light, fruity, and sweet kinds of cocktails. That’s because I love light, fruity, and sweet cocktails. I don’t really drink strong spirits. Rum or gin is my maximum, and I tend to use lots of other non-alcoholic additions and ice, anyways. But most of the times, I prefer dry (or extra dry) Martini Vermouth. And yes, no vodka for me – I just cannot stand its taste. So, if you see the name “martini cocktail”, it’s unlikely I’ve used vodka here :) But if you like stronger cocktails, that’s not a problem. My husband dilutes my cocktails…with rum or other strong liquor. He also removes most of the ice, for his version. So, you can easily adjust a cocktail to your preferences!
Blackberry Tarragon Cocktail
Let’s talk about this Blackberry Tarragon Cocktail for a minute. What can I say? It’s luscious! If you’ve never tried a combination of blackberries and tarragon, you should! Try making a salad dressing – you will like it! I also used maple syrup, but that’s optional because blackberries are already sweet enough. It adds a little something special, though. Also, lime or lemon juice is essential here, to balance out the sweetness. And as I mentioned, you can make this cocktail stronger by using rum or gin instead.
I hope you like this Blackberry Tarragon Cocktail, and you will give it a try soon. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.
Have a lovely weekend!
Blackberry Tarragon Cocktail
1/4 cup fresh blackberries
1 tsp. maple syrup, optional
few fresh tarragon leaves – see notes
juice of 1/2 lime, or more to taste (can use lemon)
3-4 oz. extra dry Martini Vermouth
1/2 cup ice, crushed
fresh tarragon, blackberries (for garnish)
- Combine the blackberries, tarragon, lime juice, and maple syrup and process until pureed using a blender or immersion blender. Try and adjust the sweetness or tartness.
- Combine the blueberries, lime juice, and maple syrup and process until pureed using a blender or immersion blender. Try and adjust the sweetness or tartness.
- If desired, you can filter it to remove the ice.
- Serve immediately, garnished if desired with few blackberries and tarragon. Enjoy!
- Use 4-5 leaves for a subtle flavour and double for a more prominent aroma.
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