Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Tequila & Mezcal Cocktails

Black Widow

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 oz Blanco tequila
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 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 well.

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

  4. Garnish with a blackberry and basil leaf on a toothpick.