This Merry Berry cocktail is fruity and complex with a hibiscus tea liqueur, brewed with clove, ginger, cassia and nutmeg!
The Merry Berry Cocktail
I always have a little left over mixed berry sauce in the freezer from when I make pancakes or French toast, and it’s perfect to mix into my cocktails!
I take half a bag of frozen strawberries (about half a cup), blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, then plop them in a sauce pan with 2 tablespoons of sugar. I simply melt them down for about 10 minutes and it makes the yummiest berry sauce!
I always make too much for breakfast, so I simply re-freeze it, and when it thaws, it’s the tastiest purée!
Sake is my favorite spirit to mix with fruit juices and purees, and adding a few rosemary sprigs to it overnight adds an extra herbal note that doesn’t compete with the other delightful flavors in Sorel.
Give this Merry Berry a try if you want to start getting into the holiday spirit!
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- 3 ounces sake
- 1 ounce Sorel Liqueur
- ½ ounce lemon juice
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary - to muddle
- Blackberries and fresh rosemary - for garnish
- ½ bag frozen mixed berries
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- Pour half-bag of frozen mixed berries into a small sauce pan with 2 tbsp. of sugar. heat on low for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until you have a purée. Make sure to mix hard enough to break up the berries.
Allow purée to cool in the freezer for at least a half hour.
Pour sake, lemon juice and Sorel into a shaker and add 2 sprigs of rosemary. Muddle gently.
Once purée has cooled, add a tbsp. of purée to the rest of the ingredients with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into a frosted coup glass. Garnish with blackberries and rosemary.
You'll have enough purée for at least 5 cocktails. It freezes and thaws perfectly, so don't feel like you have to use it all at once.