Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday Drink Recipe: Blackberry Gin Fizz

Makes 8 servings
Use the ripest, juiciest blackberries or raspberries for this cocktail.
  • 1 6-ounce container blackberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups gin
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • Club soda
  • 8 sprigs Thai basil or sweet basil


Purée blackberries and sugar in a blender. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved, about 10 minutes. Strain purée through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher (there will be about 3/4 cup); discard seeds in sieve. Stir gin and lime juice into pitcher. Divide drink among ice-filled glasses; top with soda. Garnish each with a basil sprig. YUM YUM!!

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