Spicy Vodka Blackberry Smash -- Make this Spicy Vodka Blackberry Smash your new favorite drink of summer. The cocktail is packed with blackberry flavor along with subtle touches of mint and jalapeño | wearenotmartha.com
Print Recipe

Spicy Vodka Blackberry Smash

Make this Spicy Vodka Blackberry Smash your new favorite drink of summer. The cocktail is packed with blackberry flavor along with subtle touches of mint and jalapeño.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Simple Syrup Chill Time1 hr
Total Time25 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blackberry Cocktails, Blackberry Drinks, Summer Cocktails, Summer Drinks
Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • Coarse sugar, for glass rim
  • 5 blackberries, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 Tbsp diced jalapeño, plus slices for garnish
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz mint simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice, plus wedge for glass rim
  • 3/4 cup crushed ice
  • Soda water, for topping
  • Fresh mint, for garnish

Mint Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 mint leaves

Instructions

  • Place sugar on a small plate and run a lime wedge around the rim of your cocktail glass. Place glass upside-down on plate to coat rim in sugar.
  • Put blackberries and diced jalapeño in a shaker and muddle as much as possible (extract as much juice as possible from blackberries and break down jalapeños)
  • Add vodka, simple syrup, and lime juice to the shaker along with crushed ice and shake well.
  • Pour cocktail into prepared glass (do not strain) and top off with a little bit of soda water. Garnish with blackberries, sliced jalapeño, and mint if desired.

Mint Simple Syrup

  • Put sugar, water, and mint in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Once mixture comes to a boil, lower to a simmer and let simmer for about 10 minutes, until it thickens.
  • Push syrup through a mesh sieve to strain out mint and into an airtight container. Place in fridge to cool completely.