blackberry margarita for halloween.

when we visited kauai in september i had picked up some pretty black salt while we were waiting for our flight in the airport. i had no real use for it. i just thought it was kind of awesome looking;)
now that halloween is here, i thought it would be a perfect garnish for a creepy looking cocktail! so i adapted our regular margarita recipe to look a little more "scary". call it what you would like, i think you can come up with plenty of names for a red halloween cocktail right? here's how i made the halloween version.

[makes 2 servings]
  • 4 oz. tequila
  • 10 blackberries
  • 2 limes
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • 4 oz. margarita mix
  • grand marnier
  • black sea salt

rim glasses with black sea salt and fill them with crushed ice.
muddle blackberries with the tequila in a shaker then strain and pour over the ice in 2 glasses.

finish by topping with fresh lime juice, triple sec, margarita mix and a dash of grand marnier.

what do you think, is it spooky enough for you? what is your favorite halloween cocktail?