Imbibing Mr. Boston: Cactus Berry Cocktail

FullSizeRender-800I couldn’t discover much about the origins of this unusual cocktail except that it dates to around 2007.  Basically a Margarita variation with red wine, it works surprisingly well.  I’d almost hazard a guess that whoever came up with the recipe, did so by accident.  But, be that as it may, it is a gorgeous color and the flavor is definitely more intriguing than your usual tequila daisy.

(I’ve never heard of a cactusberry, but I have heard of a dragonberry, which is why I chose this Oz book as a background.  My mind works in strange ways sometimes. – ed.)

Cactus Berry
1.25oz blanco tequila
1.25oz red wine (Merlot or Shiraz is recommended)
0.5oz triple sec
0.5oz simple syrup
0.25oz lemon juice
0.25oz lime juice
1 splash lemon-lime soda
For glass: lime wedge, coarse salt

Rim chilled cocktail glass with lime and salt.  Shake remiaing ingredients with ice and pour into glass.


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