It’s been a long time since I posted a recipe for a beverage. So how about we do something with a kick?
This blackberry gin lemonade is made with fresh blackberries!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Club soda
- Lemon juice
Bring the sugar, blackberries, and water to a boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Turn the heat down and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally to soften the blackberries.
Stir in the honey. Remove from heat.
If you have a fine mesh sieve, use it to push the blackberries mixture through so the beverage won’t be full of blackberry seeds. If you don’t have one, use the smallest strainer you can. We used a strainer first, then we pulled out the mesh filter on our juicer and used that! Got to get inventive sometimes!
Put the liquid in a pitcher. Add in the club soda, gin, a cup of water, and the lemon juice.
Serve the drink with ice. You can use blackberries and lemon slices as garnish for the drink if you like.
- 2 cups blackberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups water, divided
- ¼ cup honey
- 2½ cups club soda
- 1½ cups gin
- ¾ cups lemon juice
- Bring blackberries, sugar and 1 cup water to boil
- Stir to dissolve sugar
- Reduce heat
- Simmer for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Stir in honey
- Remove from heat
- Push through fine mesh sieve or strainer
- Transfer to pitcher
- Add in club soda, gin, 1 cup water, and lemon juice
- Serve with ice
- Garnish with blackberries and lemon slices (optional)
For more recipes I’ve tried and approved, check out my Pinterest board here.