I’ve got the perfect Halloween cocktail for you today! This Blackberry Sage Margarita is perfectly spooky with it’s dark red color, smoking sage, and dry ice if you’re so inclined.
I love creating fun cocktails and this one has been the most fun for sure. How could it not with smoky dry ice?! I may have had to drive all over town to find a block but it was totally worth it. You know what’s funny? Every person I talked to about the dry ice felt the need to tell me I didn’t need to be playing with it and that it was dangerous. So I’ll do my due diligence here and state the obvious…
DO NOT TOUCH DRY ICE, DO NOT EAT OR DRINK DRY ICE, DO NOT PASS GO WITH DRY ICE.
Seriously folks, dry ice is perfectly safe as long as you use tongs to handle it. It’s also perfectly safe in cocktails as long as you use food grade dry ice and let it completely dissolve before enjoying your delicious concoction.
OK, warning/rant over. Let’s chat about this blackberry goodness. I’m a huge fan of any berry but blackberries and sage are such a winning combination and I figured it would be perfect for halloween. If you can’t find dry ice or simply don’t want to use it you can still make it a “smoking” margarita by lighting a dried sage leaf right before serving.
The aroma of sage burning only adds to the sage flavor profile in the drink. Plus it looks pretty spooky too!
Either way you go it will surely impress your Halloween dinner guests or you know you curled up with Harry Potter movies and a blanket (ahem, as in me).
Smoking Blackberry Sage Margarita
- 2 ounces 100% agave silver tequila
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 8 blackberries
- 5 fresh sage leaves
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- Dash of orange bitters
- Garnish: (optional)
- Dried sage leaves
- Dry Ice