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Poison Blackberry Martini – Halloween Cocktail

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Poison Blackberry Martini is a Halloween inspired classic martini. The purple tones of the blackberry and gel color really gives this an eerie and dark look. It can be done in less than 5 minutes, and in 10 minutes if you make the blackberry syrup now. 

 

It’s an elegant, dark martini for your elegant Halloween party. This Poison Blackberry Martini can easily be multiplied and you can continue the party until dawn – when you need to go back to your cave, coffin or dungeon. 

 

Poison Blackberry Martini

 

This is the last blackberry post of the year, I promise. I know I have shared a lot of them lately, including blackberry syrup, blackberry glazed brussels sprouts and broccoli and balsamic blackberry basil grilled cheese. You might feel you want something different, but I want to provide you with ways to use your blackberry syrups and balsamic glaze.

 

So here I am – providing you with a delicious Halloween inspired martini – the Poison Blackberry Martini.

 

Poison Blackberry Martini – Halloween Cocktail

 

Poison Blackberry Martini

 

A rule of thumb when it comes to stirring or shaking a cocktail is that if it contains only alcohol – we stir it. So normally, a martini should be stirred. But in real James Bond fashion, adding blackberry syrup – we shake our Poison Blackberry Martini. 

 

If you haven’t made your blackberry syrup yet, follow this super easy 5 minute recipe. Add gin, vermouth and blackberry syrup to a mixing glass, add ice cubes and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain it through a fine mesh strainer into a martini glass. If you want that extra Halloween flare, add a tiny bit of black food color, stir and then serve. The black color will sink to the bottom eventually, so you may need to stir it again. 

 

Poison Blackberry Martini

 

If a martini is too strong for you, I have a Black Swan Cranberry Sangria recipe too, that I shared last year. I am drooling over this recipe lately, but I cannot for the life of me find cranberries in the stores yet. Maybe you can!

 

Poison Blackberry Martini

 

Get your elegant Halloween party ready

 

 

What’s your plans for Halloween?

 

Let me know, either in the comment section below, or tag me @thegingerwithspice on Instagram. And don’t forget to Pin it for later!

 

 

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Poison Blackberry Martini

Poison Blackberry Martini

Yield: 1 martini
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Poison Blackberry Martini is a Halloween inspired classic martini. It’s an elegant, dark martini for your elegant Halloween party.

Ingredients

  • 5 tbsp gin, 2 1/2 oz - may sub for vodka
  • 1 tbsp dry vermouth
  • 1-2 tbsp blackberry syrup, * see recipe in notes below
  • Ice cubes
  • Black food color or activated charcoal, ** optional

Instructions

  1. If you haven’t made your blackberry syrup yet, follow the blackberry syrup recipe.
  2. Add gin, vermouth and blackberry syrup to a mixing glass, add ice cubes and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain it through a fine mesh strainer into a chilled martini glass.
  3. If you want that extra Halloween flare, add a tiny bit of black food color, stir and then serve.** You could also add activated charcoal when you are shaking the other ingredients.

Notes

* Recipe for 1 cup Blackberry Syrup: 50 g sugar, 1/2 lemon, 125 ml water and 150 gr fresh or frozen blackberries. Add sugar, lemon juice and water into a small saucepan. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Blend in blender along with berries. For more thorough explanation, see blackberry syrup blog post.

 ** If using black gel color, it will sink to the bottom eventually, so just stir it again. Drops of food color makes a longer lasting color, but not as dark. Did you make it? Tag @thegingerwithspice on Instagram, I'd love to see!Author: Stine Mari from Ginger with Spice

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 drink
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 13.8gFiber: 0gSugar: 12.5gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate, estimate for informational purposes only.

Did you make this recipe?

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April

Saturday 27th of October 2018

I have started collecting holiday drinks not so long ago because each of them has a destinctive theme and is super different from what our eye is used to. This poison blackberry martini is incredible and will take a special place in my collection! :-)

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Monday 29th of October 2018

That collection must be fantastic! I love Holiday drinks. Thank you so very much, April!

Stephanie Simmons

Wednesday 24th of October 2018

This looks incredible! I love blackberries - and this is such a fun drink to serve for Halloween!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Monday 29th of October 2018

Thank you so much!

Mirlene

Wednesday 24th of October 2018

You had me at martini!!! This is such a pretty drink. Very interested in trying it.

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Monday 29th of October 2018

You are going to love this if you like martinis! Thank you so much!

Chef Mireille

Monday 22nd of October 2018

what a fabulous holiday drink - and love the vibrant color of it - perfect for any holiday!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

Thank you so much!

Adriana Lopez Martin

Monday 22nd of October 2018

How refreshing and yummy is this cocktail perfect for the ghoulish parties happening this Halloween. Your photos are amazing. And using fresh fruit that is in season makes the difference in flavor.

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

Thank you so much, dear Adriana! Love using the best fresh fruit.

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