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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Blackberry Lemon Gin and Tonic // Summer Cocktails

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I promised myself I'd start drinking more this summer. Not something you usually hear, right?! Well....I'm not much of an adult beverage imbiber. Not that I don't love cocktails or a really cold beer on a hot day. I just prefer food more!!!

As a kid, my parents were very cool about alcohol. We could sip beer at an early age and I had wine with holiday dinners as a young teen. One of our summer favorites were bourbon slushies....a giant tub of orange juice, lime juice and bourbon...frozen in the freezer and mixed with either tonic water or sprite. So delicious:)

So, back to this summer. Here it is August and I'm finally getting around to documenting a cocktail. This is so easy and so refreshing. All you need is fruit, gin and tonic water. Then, voila!

Enjoy!!

Recipe: Adapted from The Stiers Aesthetic
Blackberry, Lemon Gin and Tonics (makes 4 cocktails)


  • 12 blackberries
  • 2 lemons (Extra for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 12 ounces Gin
  • Tonic water
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Combine 4 blackberries and juice from 1/2 of lemon and 1 tablespoon of simple syrup in each of your cocktail glasses.
  2. Muddle ingredients until combined and berries are fully crushed.
  3. Fill each glass to the top with ice.
  4. Add 3 ounces of gin and stir.
  5. Top with tonic water and garnish with a slice of lemon and blackberry.



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