Blackberry tequila lemonade

Blackberries are loaded with antioxidants and tequila is not so terrible for you if it's not that shitty gold stuff with corn syrup. So let's pretend this is a "healthy" cocktail.

  1. Fill a small wine glass about half full (oh you know, 2 ounces) of tequila and add 2 blackberries. Muddle.
  2. Fill the rest of the way with lemonade. I'm loving that Belvoir elderflower lemonade these days.
  3. Stir and enjoy.

I remember the first time I had Belvoir elderflower cordial. It was 15 or so years ago at the Williamsburg loft of an art collector friend, and he'd had it specially shipped overseas because you couldn't get it here. It was very special and fancy indeed because DRINKING FLOWERS FROM EUROPE. Now you can get it at Whole Foods, which is where my 13-year-old son saw it and pulled it off the shelf. I said okay, knowing I would be introducing it to the tequila very soon.

Adriana Velez