~Black Widow~ Ingredients:• 1-1/2 oz. Vodka • 3 oz. Dark Grape Juice • 1 tsp Raw Sugar • 4 slices Fresh Ginger • 6 BlackberriesHow to make Black Widow:•Take a mixing glass and mix blackberries, ginger and sugar together in it.•Now add vodka and dark grape juice to the above.•Fill the remaining mixing glass with ice and shake well.•Pour the contents into a Martini glass.•Garnish the drink with 2 blackberries.•Black Widow is ready to drink. Serve chilled.
Alton Brown's Mint Julep Recipe: A great summer sipper, not just for Derby Day. I prefer an old-fashioned glass to the traditional metal julep cup because glass insulates rather than conducts heat keeping my cocktail cool. Crushed ice makes a difference here. This is the way my parents did it back in the 1960s.