This cocktail is a luscious mixture of Vodka, Blackberries, Lemon, and St Germain liqueur. It’s stunning too!
After I first printed this cocktail nearly ten years in the past, I named it The Caberet Cocktail, identical because the restaurant the place I first loved the libation. Ten years later I do know that nobody is looking for it, the restaurant is even gone, so we’re right here once more, extra organically as a Vodka, Blackberry & St. Germain Liqueur Cocktail It’s too good to be misplaced within the archives ceaselessly.
I used to be unhappy to listen to of the demise of Colt & Grey in downtown Denver, it was a good looking place and we all the time loved their meals and cocktails. They closed their doorways in December of 2019, so earlier than the Covid curve; merely victims of rising rents in an expensive a part of downtown.
On that first go to, I used to be invited to hitch Sarah Gore, an area advertising rep; we had talked on the telephone but I do know she puzzled if I used to be actually actual and in order that day, I made a decision to make an additional effort to reach on the #twEATdrink occasion she had pulled collectively in downtown Denver.
I unabashedly admit I’m a suburban woman and supply no apologies for that. The trouble to get to Sarah’s occasion was predicated by my schedule and getting out of my workplace earlier than the frenzy hour visitors is in full on mode.
If I don’t plan that properly…properly, then there isn’t a level; cease and go visitors is without doubt one of the issues on this world that drives me BONKERS.
Because it was, I left too late at 4:30pm and that resulted in an hour journey getting there for what is usually a 25 minute drive so the subsequent time I’m taking my laptop computer, leaving at 2pm and doing a little work with a cocktail in my hand to keep away from a recurrence!
We met within the bar and Sarah was all the things I anticipated…heat and pleasant and surrounded by a circle of individuals for a night of socializing with each outdated and new pals introduced collectively by the magic of Twitter.
Kevin Burke, the Head Barman had completed us properly with three fabulous cocktails; the Applejack Sazerac with Applejack, Maple syrup, Bitters and Pastis; the Hanky-Panky Up to date consisting of Dry Gin, Dolin Rouge and Fernet and the one I selected for my libation, the Caberet Cocktail with St. Germain Liqueur, vodka, blackberries, and lemon.
And I imply lemon…that is no rim of the glass or easy lemon twist; no, this drink has pucker energy within the combine. For me although it was the lure of the St. Germain liqueur from France.
I’ve solely had one cocktail earlier than with this elixir made out of the elderflower and I used to be anxious to see how Kevin labored with it’s nearly mysterious mix of candy and citrus. Isn’t that essentially the most stunning bottle ever?
Kevin labeled this drink as refreshing and that’s true however I additionally thought it was stunning. I believed my daughter would love this however I do know she may want it a bit sweeter. So for her and her pals I made them a batch utilizing lemon syrup with lemon juice and sugar; only a little bit of candy to chop the tartness I beloved.
I favored each; will depend on the temper however the taste of the mixed elements is the actual star. I’ll must experiment some extra gained’t I? Don’t cry for me…it’s a job and somebody has to do it!
I keep in mind how beneficiant the bartender was too, he gave me napkins, swizzle sticks and even the sq. glass I beloved to assist me recreate not simply the libation however the ‘really feel’ of a bar in my picture studio. I used them for this replace too…appears truthful to maintain that reminiscence proper?
I’ve obtained the blackberries and the alcohol…looks as if the right Sunday afternoon for a beautiful drink. Cheers!
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PIN IT! ‘Vodka, Blackberry & St. Germain Liqueur Cocktail’
Vodka, Blackberries & St. Germain Liqueur Cocktail
A refreshingly tart and complex cocktail
Servings: 1 Cocktail
- 2 Blackberries
- 1.5 oz Vodka
- ¾ oz Recent squeezed lemon juice
- ¾ oz St. Germain Liqueur
Muddle the 2 blackberries in a shaker after which add a handful of ice to the container.
Add the vodka, lemon juice and St. Germain to the shaker and shake for 10-15 seconds to completely chill the contents.
Fill a cocktail glass with ice and utilizing a strainer, pour the contents of the shaker into the glass.
Garnish with an extra blackberry on an ornamental toothpick.
Serving: 1grams | Energy: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fats: 1g | Saturated Fats: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg