Home · Recipes · Cocktails Rosemary Blackberry Limonata Author: Maryanne CabreraPublished: Dec 11, 2014Updated: Jul 21, 2023 View Recipe10 ReviewsThis post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy. Rosemary Blackberry Limonata is a refreshing beverage that combines berries and lemon with vodka. It’s a bright and colorful drink to enjoy all year long! I don’t know about you, but I’ve already seen my fill of eggnog, mulled wine and hot chocolate. Every time I turn on my car or enter a store, I’m bombarded with holiday music. I’ve already grown tired of Christmas music when the big day is still weeks away! I love all the giving, cheer, and happiness that stems from the holidays. But, I do need a break from the rest of the holiday hoopla. I need a sip of this rosemary blackberry limonata! Holiday Vodka Cocktail While the majority of traditional holiday beverages are suited for cold, wintery weather, they’re not that refreshing. A mug of hot chocolate with chocolate marshmallow doesn’t exactly quench one’s thirst. I need something cool, fresh, and bright to reinvigorate my holiday cheer! And this vodka holiday cocktail does the job! Blackberry Syrup This syrup is super easy to make. Combine water, sugar, blackberries, and rosemary in a pot and bring it to a boil. Steep mixture for about 20 minutes to extract the perfect amount of rosemary essence. Strain out the rosemary sprig. And voilà, you’ve got homemade rosemary blackberry syrup. This same technique can be used to pretty much make any herb-fruit syrup you’d like. More Holiday Cocktail Recipes Apple Ginger Punch Spiced Whiskey Cobbler Cocktail Bourbon Pumpkin Cocktail Ingredient Notes and Substitutions Vodka: This cocktail can be made with your choice of vodka or gin. Limonata: I created this recipe using Sanpellegrino Limonata. It’s an Italian sparkling sweetened soda. There are plenty of substitution options including: lemonade Sparkling lemonade Or for a sugar-free option try LaCroix lemon sparkling water Let’s Assemble the Cocktail! Fill serving glasses with ice. Add 1.5 oz of rosemary blackberry syrup. Add 1.5 oz vodka. Gin is a great substitute as well. Final step, add 3 oz of limonata or any sparking lemon soda. If you don’t want fizz, lemonade works beautifully. Stir to combine drink. To make the cocktail visually appealing and fancy, garnish the finished cocktail with a fresh sprig of rosemary and a couple blackberries. CHEERS! More Vodka Based Cocktail Recipes Sparkling Limoncello Vodka Spiced Vodka Punch Bloody Mary Cocktail Honey Grapefruit Martini Rosemary Blackberry Limonata A colorful and refreshing beverage that combines berries, lemon, and vodka. Yield: serves one, multiply as needed Prep Time: 10 minutes minutesTotal Time: 10 minutes minutes Servings: 1 Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe IngredientsPer Cocktail:1 ½ oz rosemary blackberry syrup (recipe follows)1 ½ oz vodka3 oz limonata, or sparkling lemon sodafresh rosemary sprigs, to garnishfresh blackberry to garnishRosemary Blackberry Syrup:1 cup water¾ cup granulated sugar (150 g)1 cup fresh blackberries, rinsedtwo 6-inch sprigs of fresh rosemary Instructions Filling serving glasses a little over half full of ice. Add rosemary blackberry syrup. Follow with vodka and top with sparkling lemon soda. Stir to combine. Garnish with fresh rosemary and blackberriesRosemary Blackberry Syrup:In a medium sauce pan, combine water, sugar, blackberries and rosemary. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Smash blackberries and cover pot with lid. Let steep for 20-30 minutes depending on how strong you want the rosemary flavor to be. Strain syrup and store in the fridge until ready to use. Notes Cocktail may be made with either vodka or gin. Limonata is an Italian sparkling sweetened soda. Substitute options include: lemonade, sparkling lemonade, or try LaCroix lemon sparkling water for a sugar-free option. Author: Maryanne Cabrera Course: DrinksCuisine: American, ItalianKeyword: limonata cocktail, rosemary cocktail, vodka based cocktail, holiday cocktails Did you make this recipe?Show us on Instagram! Tag @littleepicurean and hashtag #littleepicurean.