Scrabble and this blackberry cocktail pair perfectly together. The berries add a nice flavor to the drink and the liquor adds a nice kick. Get ready for game night!
Blackberries are a delicious fruit that are full of antioxidants and nutrients. They also contain anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants that protect against free radicals.
Here's a simple recipe for a blackberry cocktail that you can enjoy at home.
Why pair this cocktail with scrabble?
Why not! This muddled blackberry cocktail pairs well with any game 🙂
What's in this cocktail?
This cocktail is full of fresh blackberries, tart cherry juice, delicious honey, and cold vodka. The honey gives the cocktail a natural sweetness. Honey can be replaced with simple syrup. Simple syrup is a reduction of granulated sugar and water, but I prefer honey. Honey is easier than making simple syrup, too!
What Other Ingredients Could You Add to This Cocktail Recipe?
You can switch out the fresh blackberries for any other berry. This cocktail would be delicious with muddled raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries. Cranberries would also be a festive twist for the fall season. Also, vodka can be switched out for tequila, or you can skip the liquor completely and have a fabulous mocktail! If you can't find juicy blackberries, feel free to use any mixture of frozen berries.
Feel free to garnish with fresh herbs like fresh mint or a sprig of rosemary. A lot of other summer cocktails like this blackberry cocktail call for either fresh lime juice or lemon juice. I think lime juice and lemon juice put a summery twist on this cocktail, but since it's the fall I'm embracing this fresh blackberry cocktail without any citrus.
Muddled blackberries mixed with honey is much easier than making your own blackberry syrup, or buying blackberry syrup from the store! Ripe blackberries and honey taste much better, I think.
If you're able to find blackberry juice, you can replace the tart cherry juice with blackberry juice.
Can This Cocktail Recipe Be Made Ahead Of Time?
Yes! If you want your drinks chilled, just place the liquid in an airtight container before serving. Don't add any ice cubes if you're making this recipe ahead of time. Right before serving, fill glasses with ice (or skip the ice!).
How Long Does It Take To Make Blackberry Cocktails?
The prep time takes about 10 minutes to prepare these cocktails.
What to serve with this blackberry cocktail?
I recommend serving finger foods because those pair well with playing games like Scrabble. Try serving some almonds, peanuts, pretzels, popcorn, or even cheese sticks during your Scrabble game. These snacks will keep you entertained while sipping your refreshing beverage.
Scrabble Blackberry Cocktail
- 3 ounces cherry juice
- ¼ cup fresh blackberries muddled
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 ounces cold vodka
- Fresh blackberries for garnish
- Muddle blackberries and honey together in a bowl.
- Pour in cherry juice and cold vodka.
- Mix and add in ice.
- Strain mixture into two serving glasses.
- Garnish with fresh blackberries.