Win Party Game this Summer with Ace of Spades Cocktail Recipe from 'Tipsy Texan'

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Win party game with Ace of Spades cocktail recipe from Tipsy Texan: Spirits and Cocktails from the Lone Star State (Andrews McMeel Publishing, June 2013) by David Alan, the Tipsy Texan .

Ace of Spades

This cocktail combines some of my favorite early summer flavors and is a great reminder that tomatoes are in fact a fruit. Blackberries give the cocktail a stunning color, and the tomato—barely perceptible—lends it a supple mouthfeel.

5 ripe blackberries
1 small tomato wedge, or 1 plump cherry tomato
½ ounce Simple Syrup (page 83)
1½ ounces 100% agave silver tequila
½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
Lemon twist, for garnish


In the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle the blackberries, tomato, and simple syrup. Add the tequila and lemon juice and shake vigorously with ice to chill. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or serve over ice.

Garnish with the lemon twist.

(* Recipe from Tipsy Texan: Spirits and Cocktails from the Lone Star State by David Alan- Andrews McMeel Publishing, June 2013- reproduced with permission of publisher)

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