Spring is the perfect time to try out new gin cocktails, and this Muddled Blackberry Gin & Tonic is a delicious way to celebrate the season. The sweet blackberries are a perfect complement to the juniper-forward flavor of gin, and the tangy tonic and lime help to balance out the sweetness. Made by simply combining blackberries, gin, lime, and tonic in a glass and garnishing with a sprig of rosemary!
Muddled Blackberry Gin & Tonic
This refreshing blackberry gin and tonic cocktail is the perfect way to use those delicious berries from your backyard this season. I love making juicy berry recipes in spring or summertime like this 4 Ingredient dairy free strawberry smoothie or this Infused Strawberry Iced Tea Recipe. This blackberry gin and tonic is the perfect refreshing cocktail to dink while sitting by the pool or porch on a hot day.
Ingredients For Muddled Blackberry Gin and Tonic Recipe
- Gin - you want to use a good quilty gin in this recipe I like the flavor of Hendrick's Gin but you can use your favorite brand
- Tonic Water - Use your favorite Tonic
- Blackberries - You will want to use fresh blackberries for the best flavor
- Lime Juice - Use freshly squeezed lime juice
- Sprig of Rosemary - this is optional but I like the earthiness of it
- Ice - I used crushed you can use whichever you prefer
How To Make Muddled Blackberry Gin and Tonic Recipe
This blackberry gin and tonic is the perfect summertime cocktail. The blackberries and rosemary create a delicious and fragrant drink, while the gin, lime, and tonic add a refreshing touch. To make this cocktail, simply muddle the blackberries and rosemary together in a glass. Then, add gin and tonic to taste. Enjoy your muddled blackberry gin and tonic on a hot summer day!
Add two or more blackberries to the bottom of the glass you are going to drink the blackberry gin and tonic
Using a muddler, muddle the blackberries until lightly smashed. Fill the glass with ice and add a squeeze of lime. Add gin to the glass.
Add tonic to the glass with the muddled blackberries, lime, and gin.
Gently but completely stir muddled blackberry gin and tonic with a long spoon or serve as is with the fruit in the bottom (stir lightly to only mix the gin and tonic). Garnish with a sprig of rosemary, blackberries, and a wedge of lime.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What tonic goes with blackberry gin?
I used Hendrick's gin because I think it has a lighter flavor profile with hints of juniper that are far less prominent than other gins, but it still shines in an appealing way when combined with the blackberry, lime, and tonic.
Are Blackberries Acidic?
The simple answer is yes – blackberries are considered to be slightly acidic. In general, blackberries are slightly more acidic than other fruits such as apples and bananas, but less acidic than citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges.
What are The Benefits of Blackberries?
There are many benefits to blackberries. They are a good source of vitamins C and K, as well as fiber. Blackberries also contain antioxidants, which can help to protect against some diseases. In addition, blackberries are low in calories and fat, making them a healthy snack choice. Furthermore, blackberries can be used in a variety of recipes, from berry pies, and blackberry jams to smoothies and salads.
Muddled Blackberry Gin and Tonic
- 1½ oz Gin
- 5 Blackberries
- 4 to 6 oz Tonic Water
- 1 teaspoon Lime Juice (fresh sqeezed)
- 1 sprig Rosemary (optional)
- Add two or more blackberries to the bottom of the glass. Using a muddler, muddle the blackberries until lightly smashed.
- Fill the glass with ice and add a squeeze of lime, gin, and tonic to the glass with the muddled blackberries.
- Gently but completely stir muddled blackberry gin and tonic with a long spoon or serve as is with the fruit in the bottom.
- Garnish with a sprig of rosemary, blackberries, and a wedge of lime.