4 lemon quarters
1 cup vodka
1 ounce triple sec
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup (see below)
1 ounce blackberry puree (see below)
Four 9oz martini glasses.
Rub the cut lemon around the rims, moistening a 1-inch-wide band.
Sprinkle the sugar on a small plate and coat the rims.
Chill the glasses until serving time.
Fill a martini shaker with ice and add the vodka, triple sec, lemon juice, simple syrup and blackberry puree.
Shake robustly for 10 seconds and strain into glasses.
You can make superfine sugar by processing granulated sugar in a food processor or blender for 1 minute.
In a saucepan, heat 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water
Cover and simmer for 2 minutes, until sugar dissolves
When the syrup is cool, pour it into a glass jar with a lid
1 cup whole blackberries, fresh or thawed frozen
Process berries in food processor until smooth
Strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove seeds
Yields 1/2 cup puree
Can be kept in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or can be frozen for up to one month.
Source: Refined Chef