Blackberry Sunset

Blackberries fare a lot better under the influence than the intern at the company picnic. A recent study found that adding ethanol — the type of alcohol found in vodka — to blackberries and strawberries boosts their antioxidant levels. This recipe gets an extra dose of vitamins from the juice of yuzu ($12,chefsresource.com), a citrus fruit popular in Korea and Japan that’s high in vitamin C and antioxidants.

1 medium handful of blackberries, muddled
2 oz yuzu juice
1 oz lime juice
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz agave nectar
3 oz vodka (or sake) Prosecco (or sparkling white wine) to taste

Divide muddled berries between 2 tall glasses. Fill glasses to rim with ice. Combine next 5 ingredients and pour over ice. Top with splash of Prosecco. Makes 2 servings.

Recipe provided by: Women’s Health Magazine

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