Blackberry Drink

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Introducing the perfect summer cocktail – a blackberry drink! Whether you call it a blackberry cosmo or a blackberry martini, this fruity concoction is sure to add a refreshing twist to any occasion. Bursting with flavor and easy to make, it’s no wonder why this delicious drink has become the go-to cocktail of the season.

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As many of you know, I love infusing alcohol. Well, this recipe is one of the reasons why. It’s the perfect opportunity to use my blackberry vodka infusion. Berry infusions are so tasty, and this blackberry version is no exception.

The second best thing about using any homemade infusion is the peace of mind that comes from knowing your ingredients are pure. The best things is that, without the artificial flavors used in commercial brands, you enjoy the full-flavored taste of berries in your cocktail.

Whether you call this drink a blackberry cosmo or a blackberry martini, one thing for certain is that it makes a most refreshing summer cocktail. I hope you try it and experience how yummy it is.

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Tips
  • At the time of making this blackberry martini for the blog, I decided NOT to buy fresh, juicy blackberries either to muddle or for garnish. Why? Because the price was close to $9.00 for the tiniest container! Frozen blackberries work fine.
  • If you are going to muddle some berries, don’t use more than 3 berries. You don’t want them to overwhelm the flavor. The blackberry vodka is flavorful on its own.
  • Although I use lavender syrup from HipStirs – (so good), you can use regular simple syrup if you prefer.
  • I recommend Cointreau, which is a premium orange liqueur, but if it’s not in your budget, you can use triple sec.
  • I chose to use dehydrated lime wheels and fresh mint leaves for garnish, but you could also use fresh blackberries or wedges of lime.
  • Don’t be tempted to substitute the blackberry vodka with blackberry liqueur as the liqueur is too sweet and won’t balance the cocktail correctly.
  • You can use martini glasses as I do, or coupe glasses if you prefer.
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How to make this blackberry drink

Pre-step

Get a cocktail shaker and fill it halfway with ice cubes. Also, get a measuring glass, and martini glasses.

After measuring out the ingredients, add to the cocktail shaker.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – blackberry-infused vodka, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, and lavender syrup.

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Step two

Measure 4 ounces of blackberry vodka. (A)

Step three

Measure 2 ounces of Cointreau or other orange liqueur like triple sec. (B)

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Step four

Measure 2 ounces of fresh lime juice. (C)

Step five

Measure 2 ounces of lavender syrup (or simple syrup.) (D)

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Step six

Place the lid on the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Pour, strain, and divide the liquid between the two martini glasses.

Step seven

Place one lime wheel on each glass rim and float a mint leaf in each cocktail.

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Oh my, doesn’t that look delicious?

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So good!

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I hope you enjoyed this blackberry drink! It’s so good.

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And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!

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Blackberry Drink

This blackberry vodka drink recipe is perfect for summertime sipping! It's refreshing, bubbly, and just a little bit sweet. Plus, it's easy to make so you can enjoy one (or two) without spending too much time making them.
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry cosmo, blackberry drink, blackberry martini
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 302kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces blackberry vodka
  • 2 ounces Cointreau (or another orange liqueur like triple sec)
  • 2 ounces lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 ounces lavender simple syrup (or regular simple syrup)

Garnish

  • 2 lime wheels (I use dehydrated lime wheels)
  • 2 leaves fresh mint

Instructions

  • Fill the cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Get a measuring glass, and two martini glasses. And gather the garnish.
  • Add blackberry vodka, Cointreau, lime juice, and lavender syrup.
    4 ounces blackberry vodka, 2 ounces Cointreau, 2 ounces lime juice, 2 ounces lavender simple syrup
  • Cap the shaker and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Pour, strain, and divide the liquid between the two glasses.
  • Add one lime wheel to the rim of each glass and float a mint leaf in each cocktail.
    2 lime wheels, 2 leaves fresh mint
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Notes

Helpful tips
  • At the time of making this blackberry martini for the blog, I decided NOT to buy fresh, juicy blackberries either to muddle or for garnish. Why? Because the price was close to $9.00 for the tiniest container! Frozen blackberries work fine.
  • If you are going to muddle some berries, don’t use more than 3 berries. You don’t want them to overwhelm the flavor. The blackberry vodka is flavorful on its own.
  • Although I use lavender syrup from HipStirs – (so good), you can use regular simple syrup if you prefer.
  • I recommend Cointreau, which is a premium orange liqueur, but if it’s not in your budget, you can use triple sec.
  • I chose to use dehydrated lime wheels and fresh mint leaves for garnish, but you could also use fresh blackberries or wedges of lime.
  • Don’t be tempted to substitute the blackberry vodka with blackberry liqueur as the liqueur is too sweet and won’t balance the cocktail correctly.
  • You can use martini glasses as I do, or coupe glasses if you prefer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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20 Comments

  1. I love experimenting with new drinks at home. I hate going out for drinks at the bar. This sounds wonderful.

  2. I loved making this with homemade ingredients. The blackberry vodka is tasty enough on its own, but when used in this cocktail, it was beyond delicious. I’ll be making this more often.

    1. Thanks, Ann! I use my homemade infused, but there are store-bought brands available. πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy it when you try it.

  3. This looks so quenching and refreshing! I can’t wait for the seasonal blackberries to appear here, but it is great to know that I can also make it with blackberry vodka!

  4. This was such a lovely cocktail! The blackberry was so great with the lavender syrup. Perfect for spring.

  5. We needed a new drink to try for our Monthly Book Club and this Blackberry Drink was delicious. It was refreshing and the lavender syrup really took it to the next level!

  6. I love fruity cocktails especially when they are made with berries, they give nice color and flavor to any drink and this wasn’t an exception. I used frozen blackberries as they were very expensive as well if I buy them fresh.

  7. Cosmos are my go to drink and this blackberry one is my new fave. Thanks for the tip to use triple sec. I had it on hand so I used it in the recipe.

  8. Love this, Elaine! What a gorgeous, delicious drink, and it is soo good to know that frozen blackberries work just fine. My kids gobble up all the fresh ones I buy!