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
In a shaker, muddle the blackberries and basil.
Add the remaining ingredients and ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a stemless Martini glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with a blackberry and basil leaf, speared.