For the Triple Berry Simple Syrup (makes 2.5 cups of syrup)
1 C black raspberries
1 C raspberries
1 C Marion blackberries
2 C water
2 C sugar
For the Cocktail
1 quarter medium size orange plus a slice of orange for garnish
2 oz gold tequila
1 oz of berry syrup
Triple Berry Simple Syrup Preparation
Put the frozen berries and water in a saucepan and cook over medium heat (stirring occasionally so it doesn’t stick) until the berries soften. Approximately 5 minutes.
Add the sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Approximately 5 minutes.
Strain the liquid from the berries. Squish the berries as you go to get all the lovely juices.
Refrigerate the berry syrup for up to two weeks.
Fill rocks glass to brim with shaved ice.
Squeeze the quarter orange to get juice. Remove any seeds. Add the freshly squeezed orange juice.
Add the berry syrup slowly.
Garnish with an orange slice.
The triple berry simple syrup can be made to mix with cocktails or non-alcoholic drinks. I love this syrup in Italian Creme Sodas or mixed with lemonade. YUM.