Blackberry Tequila Sage Smash by Sur la table
Celebrate National Tequila Day at home with a handcrafted cocktail courtesy of Sur la table’s light and delicious blackberry tequila sage smash recipe. We recommend serving these in Schott Zwiesel Forte on the Rocks Stemless Cocktail Tumblers with Peak Ice Works Everyday Ice cubes. Salud!
Ingredients for Blackberry Sage Simple Syrup:
½ cup turbinado cane sugar
½ cup water
7 ripe blackberries
3 large fresh sage leaves
Ingredients for Cocktail:
3 ripe blackberries
Crushed or cubbed ice
1-ounce Blackberry Sage Simple Syrup
2 ounces Tequila
Juice of 1 lime
Lime flavored seltzer
Extra lime wedges and blackberries, for garnish
To make simple syrup: combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Add blackberries. Tear sage leaves a bit to break and release some of their oils. Stir and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and strain syrup into a mason jar. Press onto the sage and blackberries with the back of a spoon to release as much liquid as possible. Chill jar in the freezer for 20 minutes until cool.
To make the cocktail: add 3 blackberries to a short glass. Muddle berries gently to break up. Add a few ice cubes or a handful of crushed ice, simple syrup, tequila and lime juice. Top off with seltzer. Garnish with extra lime wedges and blackberries to serve.
This recipe is also available here, along with many more unique cocktails to try at home.