For this week’s #DrinkYourGram, I asked my community what they needed to clear out on their home bar, and plenty of Amaro’s came up. Of that list included Amaro Montenegro that I’ve been itching to open up again. See how Tequila and Amaro become best friends with this delicious spin on a Bramble.
The basic structure of a Bramble includes Blackberry, Gin and Citrus, with a drizzle of Creme de Mure. Well, I almost don’t want to call this a Bramble anymore, because there’s no gin or Creme de Mure. Instead I whipped up something that was herbaceous and switching the base spirit to some Agave! I know I don’t mix with Amaro enough, because every time I mix with it, I fall back in love. It’s not too difficult to shake up either. Curious to know how? Check out the recipe below!
Only have Amaro Nonino at home? That’s okay. I would actually split the base than with this cocktail, combining 3/4 oz of Blanco Tequila with 3/4 oz Amaro Nonino. See how that works and adjust to your taste preference!
A riff of a Bramble, but not. Combining Blackberry, Blanco Tequila and Amaro Montenegro for a herbaceous delicious imbibe.
– Difficulty: Intermediate
- 4 Blackberries
- 1.25 oz Blanco Tequila El Tequileno Blanco 100% Agave Used here
- 2/3 oz Amaro Montenegro
- 1/2 oz Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
- ½ oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1/3 oz Rich Simple Syrup 2:1
- In a shaker, muddle 3 blackberries.
- Add the rest of the ingredients. Give it a good shake.
- Strain over crushed ice. Garnish with Orange Wheel and remaining Blackberries.
Rich Simple Syrup is important here. Make sure you’re making a syrup that is 2 parts granulated sugar with 1 part Boiled Water. Simply stir to combine and let it come to room temperature before use.