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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  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.