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.
If this sounds like your thing, I can also recommend this Black Swan's Cranberry Sangria. If you came here for the blackberry, and not necessarily for Halloween, I can also redirect you to my new favorite - the blackberry bourbon smash.
More blackberry recipes
I have been known to create all the berry recipes, including a ton of delicious blackberry recipes. Including:
- Blackberry syrup - which is needed for this recipe
- Blackberry bourbon smash
- Balsamic blackberry basil grilled cheese
- Blackberry glazed brussels sprouts and broccoli
- French crêpes with blackberry jam and lemon cream cheese
- Blackberry lemon curd pavlova nests
If you want more ideas not just for blackberries, I'd check this 24 summer berry recipes round-up out.
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.
Update 2022: I have since tried this cocktail with activated charcoal as well. You can see how it looks in this Poison Martini reel. I think the color is amazing but can get a little gritty.
Anyway, I really like both the effect of the food coloring and from the activated charcoal, so don't feel the need to get one of them in particular. Either one is fine.
If a martini is too strong for you, I have a Black Swan Cranberry Sangria recipe too. I am drooling over this recipe lately, but I cannot for the life of me find cranberries in the stores yet. Maybe you can!
More Halloween recipes for you
- Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with Irish Baileys Frosting
- Blackberry Lemon Curd Pavlova Nests
- Easy Delicious Blackberry Syrup
- Healthy Spiced Pumpkin Soufflé
- Apple Honey Brie Toast
- Black Swan Cranberry Sangria
What’s your plans for Halloween?
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