Spicy Blackberry-Cucumber Spritz

Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Inspired by the Bramble, this effervescent tipple gets its flavor and its spritely bubbles from a topper of La Croix Muré Pepino, an unsweetened blackberry cucumber soda. St. George Green Chile vodka acts as the drink’s savory backbone—and gives it a kick of heat and spice. It’s refreshingly light and tart, with a complex depth of green chile, raw green bell pepper, blackberry sweetness and the softness of cucumber. It’s a gosh darn garden in a glass.

Spicy Blackberry-Cucumber Spritz

FLAVOR PROFILE
Dry, Spicy
STRENGTH
DIFFICULTY
easy

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz Green Chile Vodka
  • 0.75 oz Lemon Juice
  • 0.5 oz Crème de Mûre
  • Muré Pepino La Croix
  • Lemon wedge, for garnish
  • Blackberry, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

In a shaker tin, add the green chile vodka, crème de mûre and lemon juice.

Step two

Add ice and shake.

Step three

Using a Hawthorne strainer, strain the cocktail into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice.

Step four

Top the cocktail with Muré Pepino La Croix and stir to incorporate.

Step five

Garnish with a lemon wedge and a fresh blackberry speared on a toothpick.

Contributed by Supercall