Blackberry Gin Fizz

  • 1/4 cup fresh blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup (4 liquid ounces or just shy of 3 shots) gin
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from two juicy limes)
  • Club soda
  • 2 sprigs sweet basil or 2 thin lime wedges (for garnish)

This is where the blackberry gin fizz comes in, all of the fizzy gin but the fruit isn’t “infused;” it’s just there. And yeah, it’s a bit fruitier than the classic, and it’s also a lot prettier. It’s surprisingly tart and really refreshing and did I mention it was once a breakfast drink? What, you couldn’t drink gin for breakfast? Could you eat blackberries? What about a blackberry spritzer, with lime juice and a little sparkling water? What if it was the liquid format of this totally-acceptable-for-breakfast cake? Right, then. I think you know what needs to be done.

Contributed by: Deb


For 2 tall drinks


  1. Purée blackberries and sugar in a blender until as liquefied as possible. Strain purée through a fine-mesh sieve or tea strainer into two tall or collins-style glasses; discard seeds in sieve.
  2. Divide gin and lime juice between glasses and stir to combine.
  3. Add ice to glasses then top each with soda and a sprig of basil or wedge of lime. (Might need another quick stir to combine.)
  4. Share with someone you like.

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