by Rich Trippler, Bartender & Mixologist
at Bleu Restaurant & Wine Bar
- 1/2 ounce brandy
- 1-1/2 ounces St. James Winery Blackberry Wine
- 1 ounce triple sec
- 2 ounces sour mix
- Combine all of the above in a shaker with ice.
- Strain and serve straight up in a chilled martini glass. Sugar rim if desired.
- If you want to get really fancy you could skewer a few blackberries for garnish.
If you’ve never spent any significant time in small-town Minnesota, you need to know the only thing Minnesotans like better than schnapps is blackberry brandy. And they drink it ice cold. Every church-going PTA member in small town Minnesota has a bottle of blackberry brandy in their house somewhere, and most likely it’s in their freezer. Even though its served chilled this drink will warm you from the core.