Blackberry Ginger Martinis

12/23/2009

Russ Faulk, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

Servings: 2
Course: Desserts

Blackberry Ginger Martinis

My first taste of Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur was at the Miami Food & Wine Festival when we were there helping Chef Art Smith cook biscuits in our pizza oven at Rachel Ray's Burger Bash. It was so delicious I could clearly recall the flavor when I later read the New York Times review that declared it nearly impossible to mix anything other than a wonderful cocktail with it. Interesting flavor that is easy to experiment with... perfect for the newsletter! These tasty Blackberry Ginger Martinis are the first experiment. Perhaps more will follow.

Instructions

Press fresh blackberries through a mesh strainer to extract the juice

.Combine the blackberry juice, ginger liqueur, gin and honey in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice.

Shake vigorously for one minute, and then strain into glasses. Garnish with blackberries.

Note: The honey will not fully mix with the drinks, but it will lend a little sweetness. If you desire a sweeter drink, substitute 2 teaspoons simple syrup for the honey.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces blackberry juice plus 2 blackberries for garnish
  • 1 1/2 ounces Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
  • 3 ounces North Shore Distiller’s Gin No. 6
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Ice

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