This article is part of “The Pugtender” series, full of delicious cocktail recipes whipped up by our resident Pugtender for when you’re entertaining guests or just want to snuggle up with your dog and good, yummy drink.
Ever wonder what a day in the life of a Pugtender would be like? Well, let me tell ya, it’s not all cocktails and bowties. Okay, maybe it is but it can also be ruff. It can be exhausting trying to keep up with all the peanut butter treats and belly rubs. And lets not even get into choosing the perfect Pugtender outfit!
As they say, “clothes make the Pug”, and in this case they’re making the cocktails too. Because next to chasing squirrels there is nothing more satisfying than making cocktails to match your bowtie. So break out those cocktails glasses and get ready for 3 pugtastic cocktails featuring blackberries!
You Will Need:
Now that we’ve got our supplies ready, let’s roll up those sleeves and get those paws to muddling!
Blackberry Vodka Collins
2 oz Vodka
3/4 oz lemon
3/4 oz simple syrup
3 to 5 fresh blackberries
In a shaker muddle blackberries with lemon and simple syrup, add vodka and ice. Shake well. Serve on the rocks and top with club soda.
Blackberry French 75
1.5 oz Gin
3/4 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
In a shaker filled with ice, pour gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and blackberries. Shake well. Strain into champagne flute, top with champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.
2 oz white rum
1/2 oz simple syrup
6 mint leaves
Muddle mint and simple syrup in a mixing glass. Squeeze juice from lime into mixing glass and add rum and ice. Stir and pour everything into glass and top with club soda.
Be sure to take plenty of naps so you don’t wear yourself out. And remember, when Pugtending, moderation is key!
Note: Under NO circumstances should your dog ever consume alcohol, these cocktails are simply the musings of a skilled Pug bartender for use when hosting humans.