Skol! Blackberry St. Germaine Game Day Cocktail

by Christina Meyer-Jax, Tastemaker in Residence

For more game day tailgating tips, see my appearance on the Fox 9 morning show. Try these easy recipes; Chipotle Hot and Spicy Bean Dip & Greek Garbanzo Pitas with this game day Blackberry cocktail.

Serves 2

Blackberry purée
6 oz fresh or frozen blackberries

For the cocktails

3 oz vodka
1 1/2 oz  St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
1 1/2 oz  blackberry purée
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
2 dashes orange or lemon bitters
Thin slices of lemon as garnish


  1. Place the blackberries in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Process until liquidy, about 1 minute. Transfer to a fine sieve suspended over a bowl (to strain seeds) or keep full puree with seeds for added texture. You should have 4 1/2 oz of purée – enough to make 4-6 cocktails. Transfer purée into ice cube trays and freeze until ready to use.
  2. To make the cocktails – Shake the vodka, liqueur, frozen blackberry purée cube, lime juice and bitters in a mason jar.  Add extra ice cubes if desired. Garnish with a lemon slice and serve immediately.