While a straight-up martini is always a classic, this Blackberry Mint Martini throws all convention out of the window using herbs, fresh fruit, and even some gingerale to create a fizzy cocktail that just hits the spot.
For this recipe, you’re going to want to break out the bar kit if you have one, but it’s not essential to a delicious martini.
You’re going to want something to muddle (or “mash”) the blackberries and mint into the the gin and vermouth, and then something to strain the mashed bits out of the drink leaving just the flavor and color. (You can potentially use the ice to muddle the berries and mint if you give it a really healthy shake, however that will water down your drink.)
You can skip the gingerale, but I occasionally like adding it for something a bit more fun than a regular martini.
If you’re lucky enough to be making this cocktail recipe where blackberry gingerale is for sale, snap some up if you’d like to skip the blackberry muddling process.
This summer martini is best served ice cold to really let that blackberry-mint flavor shine.
- 2 ounces dry gin
- 1 ounce dry vermouth
- 3 oz gingerale, optional
- 5-6 blackberries
- 3 sprigs mint
To make, place all but 2 blackberries and 1 sprig of mint in a martini shaker. (Leave the rest as garnish.)
Muddle the blackberries and mint together to release their juices and flavour.
Fill the martini shaker with ice and pour over the gin and vermouth.
Shake well, strain, (top with gingerale, if using) and garnish with the remaining mint and blackberries before serving.
Kitchen Tools Used to Make This Recipe:
- Bar kit (cocktail shaker, muddler, and strainer, specifically)
- Martini glasses
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