This Blackberry El Diablo Halloween Cocktail is a fun twist on a classic recipe. Infused with fresh blackberry syrup and topped with ginger beer, this drink is fruity and spicy with a devilish red hue that's perfect for an adult Halloween party.
Rinse berries and leave damp. Toss in a bowl with sugar. Let sit for 30-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve, pressing on berries with the back of a spoon to fully release juices. You should have about 1/2 cup blackberry syrup.**
Make the Cocktail
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and blackberry syrup. Cover and shake.
Strain into a glass filled with fresh ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with fresh blackberries.
*If you prefer a sweeter cocktail with a stronger blackberry flavor, substitute Blackberry Liqueur for the Triple Sec.**The blackberry syrup makes more than you need for one cocktail (about enough for 4). Store unused syrup, covered, in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.For a frosty look on the garnish, pop a few blackberries in the freezer for a couple of hours before making the cocktails.