Blackberry Gin Fizz
Sweet, fizzy, herby and refreshing, this is the perfect drink for when you never want summer to end.
- 12 ounces fresh blackberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups gin
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
- Fruit seltzer or club soda
- basil + rosemary sprigs, for garnish
In a blender, puree together the blackberries and sugar until smooth. Let the mixture stand in the blender, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved. Strain the berry puree through a fine mesh sieve into a large measuring cup or bowl. Measure out 1 cup of the puree and transfer to a large pitcher. Pro-tip: use the remaining berry puree as a non-alcoholic mixer for seltzer!
Stir the gin and lime juice into the pitcher with the blackberries and chill before serving.
To serve, fill each glass with ice, then fill each glass a little more than halfway with the gin mixture. Top with club soda or seltzer, and garnish with one sprig each of basil and rosemary.