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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Berry Refreshing

It’s patio season in Evansville, and at COMFORT by the Cross-Eyed Cricket, that means a generous serving of fruity cocktails under clear skies.

COMFORT’s blackberry margarita is a refreshing blend of tart and sweet, perfect for a summer afternoon sip on the Main Street restaurant’s front patio.
Veteran bartender and server Savannah Kujawa originally created the blackberry margarita as a special, noticing the abundance of blackberries in the kitchen going unused for COMFORT’s fresh-cut fruit side.

“We didn’t have a lot of fruity drinks, so we were trying to come up with something that I knew people would enjoy,” she says.

After rave reviews from customers, the blackberry margarita is now a staple on COMFORT’s summer drinks menu. Kujawa says the restaurant sells as many as 40 margaritas on a busy night.

The margarita is a mix of blackberry puree, simple syrup, orange juice, and tequila infused with blackberries to give it extra flavor. Garnished with a lime wedge, fresh blackberries, and sugar rim glass, the drink compliments other sweet new menu items such as an apricot cosmo and lavender daiquiri. For guests looking for a tamer beverage, COMFORT also offers the margarita without the tequila as a mocktail.

“For me, it’s more about the customers. What do they want?” says Kujawa. “I’m not a super huge fan of tequila, but I know a lot of other people love tequila, so you mix that with something sweet like the berries, and it becomes really popular.”

Fruity and Refined ~ comfortevv.com

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