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Blackberry Cocktail

Summer in a glass! My blackberry cocktail is refreshing and OH SO GOOD!
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker
  • muddler

Ingredients
  

  • 10 Blackberries Any type of berry would be delicious
  • 2 sprigs Mint
  • 1 1/2 oz Gin
  • 1 1/2 oz Elderflower liqueur such as St. Germain
  • 1/2 Lemon juiced - lime would also be good
  • Club soda or water to taste - start with 1/4 cup
  • Ice

Instructions
 

  • Muddle the leaves of one mint sprig in a cocktail shaker.
  • Add 5 berries, and muddle to combine.
  • Add the gin, liqueur, lemon juice, and ice. Shake.
  • Strain into an ice-filled glass.
  • Taste it and if it is too strong, add some club soda or plain water to taste.
  • Garnish with remaining blackberries and mint.

Notes

To make a nonalcoholic version, replace the gin and liqueur with Trader Joe's Lemon Elderflower Soda.  It also would be delicious to mix the berries and mint with lemonade or sparkling water.  If you choose a non-sweetened soda, you might want to add some sweetener such as simple syrup, agave syrup, or stevia drops.
Keyword blackberry, cocktail