Blackberry Gin Fizz

Blackberry gin fizz is a summer berry twist on a classic cocktail. Personalize your gin fizz with your favorite soft fruits.

Blackberry Gin Fizz | The Little Epicurean

What is Gin Fizz?

Traditionally a gin fizz is compromised of gin, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water.  

I’ve summer-ized this classic cocktail with the addition of blackberries.  Honestly, this blackberry gin fizz tastes very much like a fancy lemonade. 

Any kind of fruit you could mash and muddle would work fine in this cocktail.  Think: cherry gin fizz, peach gin fizz, pineapple gin fizz.  Oh man, I’m getting thirsty.

Blackberry Gin Fizz

I’ve mentioned before how much I love gin, especially a really good Gin and Tonic.  It is a versatile liquor that in my opinion makes the most refreshing cocktails.  

When I think of tequila, rum or vodka, I usually envision hangovers and headaches.  But gin treats me differently.  

The bright citrus notes, the sweet berries and the bubbly… together with the herbaceous gin makes a delicious summer beverage.  I have a feeling gin will be making numerous Henappearances this summer.

Blackberry Gin Fizz Ingredients | The Little Epicurean

Special Tools & Ingredients:

  • Muddler: I recommend this OXO muddler. I’ve had mine for years. Best of all, it’s dishwasher safe! 
  • Sugar Cubes: Do not use regular old granulated sugar. That’s a big faux pas. Use sugar cubes or simple syrup.
  • Lemon Juice: Take the extra effort to use fresh squeezed lemon juice. I like this standard lemon squeezer. (It also works for limes!)
  • Gin: I recommend using Hendrick’s Gin for this recipe.

Blackberry Gin Fizz | The Little Epicurean

Step 1:

Place 4 or 5 blackberries in a glass with 3 sugar cubes.  Muddle together until sugar cubes have dissolved.

Blackberry Gin Fizz | The Little Epicurean

Step 2:

Add 1/2 oz of fresh squeezed lemon juice.  Stir together.

Blackberry Gin Fizz | The Little Epicurean

Step 3:

Add ice to glass.  Follow with two shots (4 Tbsp or 2 oz) of gin of your choice.

Blackberry Gin Fizz | The Little Epicurean

Step 4:

Top off with 2 oz club soda.

Blackberry Gin Fizz | The Little Epicurean

Step 5:

Garnish with additional fresh blackberries.  Serve as is and advise drinkers to stir cocktail to distribute blackberry puree at the bottom of the glass.

Blackberry Gin Fizz

A summer berry twist on a classic cocktail. Personalize your gin fizz with your favorite fruits this summer.

Course Drinks
Servings 1 serving
Author Maryanne Cabrera

Ingredients

  • 5 fresh blackberries
  • 3 sugar cubes
  • 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 oz gin of choice
  • 2 oz club soda
  • additional blackberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place 5 blackberries in a glass with 3 sugar cubes.  Muddle together until sugar cubes have dissolved.

  2. Add 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice. Stir together.

  3. Add ice to glass.  Follow with 2 oz gin of your choice.

  4. Top off with 2 oz club soda.

  5. Garnish with additional fresh blackberries.  Serve as is and advise drinkers to stir cocktail to distribute blackberry puree at the bottom of the glass.

Blackberry Gin Fizz |The Little Epicurean

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