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Black Widow

Black Widow cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

Don’t fear: This crimson cocktail gets its bite from bold blanco tequila, not venom. Agave nectar and muddled blackberries soften that bite with a hint of sweetness, and give the Black Widow its signature spooky hue. Don’t forget the fresh basil and blackberry garnish for the full effect. Its bite brings pleasure, not pain.


  • 2 blackberries
  • 3 basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • Garnish: blackberry
  • Garnish: basil leaf


  1. In a shaker, muddle the blackberries and basil.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients and ice and shake until well-chilled.

  3. Strain into a stemless Martini glass over fresh ice.

  4. Garnish with a blackberry and basil leaf, speared.