Black Widow Vodka Cocktail

We are finishing off the week of Halloween recipes with a cocktail. It has been a fun week of sharing Halloween recipes, traditions and memories. We talked about about my mom’s Halloweenie donuts, fish sticks and mac and cheese and I shared a new recipe with those double chocolate donuts. How I don’t celebrate Halloween, because I am all about Christmas.

So let’s talk about this cocktail and how it is one of my favorites. The flavors in these cocktail are delicious.  Blackberry, rosemary and orange pair so well together with a hint of vanilla. That hint of vanilla is a show stealer. It is a slight hint but oh so good. Fresh rosemary always adds a nice touch to so many things.

You can use any vodka you want. I use what we have on hand. If you have simple syrup on hand you can use that, but I don’t usually have any on hand unless I am making cakes. I also find honey a better sweetener in cocktails. I got a round ice cube tray from Target, that is how I got the round cubes.

So Cheers from my Kitchen to your Kitchen 💕





  • 6 oz blackberries
  • Rosemary
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract (¼ tsp each glass)
  • 4 tsp honey 92 tsp each glass)
  • ½ orange or 1 lemon (¼ orange each glass or ½ lemon each glass)
  • 6 oz vodka
  • Seltzer Water
  • Ice 



  1. Chill glasses in the freezer while you get the ingredients together.
  2. Add 6-8  blackberries and 1 tsp of rosemary to each chilled glass.. Muddle them together.
  3. Add ¼ tsp vanilla, 2 tsp honey,  squeeze ¼ orange and 3 oz of vodka to each glass. Stir together.
  4. Add ice to each glass. 
  5. Top each glass with seltzer water. Add a few more blackberries.
  6. Add a fresh sprig of rosemary and enjoy.



If you are just making 1 drink, cut the recipe in half. I recommend adding equal parts of vodka and seltzer water. You can swap out lemon for the orange. If you do this use half a lemon per drink.

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