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Black Widow

Black Widow cocktail
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Liquor.com / 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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  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.