The first day of summer is coming up this Monday, and you know what that means. It’s backyard barbecue time.
When I throw a party during the summer months, I often like to serve a big batch cocktail or an easy do-it-yourself cocktail. This Blackberry Hibiscus Cooler is a little bit of both. The base of the cocktail is a syrup infused with fresh blackberries and dried hibiscus. Tinted a gorgeous hue of shocking magenta, the syrup tastes like pure summer. To complete the cocktail, citrusy Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila, fresh lime juice and soda water are stirred in with ice until well chilled. Whole blackberries and lime wedges to garnish. This Blackberry Hibiscus Cooler is sweet, tart and incredibly refreshing on a hot summer day. Continue reading for the recipe plus tips on how to prepare this drink for a party!