Blackberry Gin Lemonade

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TGIF, people. TGIF.

I hope you’ve had a spectacular week. It’s been a busy one here on IBC so I’m happy Friday is here. And since it is Friday, let’s talk about today’s cocktail for a minute.

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First, if you can believe it, until about two weeks ago I’d never had gin. Never. It turns out I like it. Also, I didn’t know what kind of gin to buy for this drink, but had heard fabulous things about Aviation so that’s what I went with.

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Second, today’s cocktail is straight from the September issue of BHG. When I first leafed through that issue I remember thinking, “Hmmm, that Blackberry Gin Lemonade looks awesome. I think this should be how I try gin.” Flash forward to mid-September at the event in NYC. It was the featured cocktail. Bananas!

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Anyway, I’m not sure if it’s the cocktail or the gin, but it was pretty darn tasty. So, I decided to give it a try at home, and it turned out just wonderful.

Now, if you’re not a drinker, no problem. This cocktail recipe starts off with a homemade Blackberry Lemonade which is killer. Just add the sparkling water and leave out the gin and you’re good to go. If you don’t like gin, substitute vodka.

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I decided to garnish my cocktail with rosemary because I think it looks cute and goes so well with this flavor combination. And, naturally, I threw in a few birch bark-inspired paper straws to bring it on home!

Perfect. Let’s stir one up.

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Have an amazing weekend, everyone!

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Blackberry Gin Lemonade

Mix up this Blackberry Gin Lemonade for your next party. Blackberry Lemonade is the base mixed up with gin and sparkling water. Simple and delicious.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry, gin, lemonade
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 367kcal



  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice about 4 – 5 lemons


  • 1/2 cup sparkling water chilled
  • 1/2 cup gin
  • Ice
  • Fresh blackberries and rosemary sprigs for garnish


  • Begin by preparing the blackberry lemonade. In a small sauce pan, combine the blackberries, water, and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
  • Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer. Continue to heat, stirring occasionally, until the berries have softened. Remove the blackberry syrup from the heat and stir in the honey until it dissolves.
  • Allow to cool slightly. Then, pour and press the mixture through a mesh sieve. Add another cup of water and the lemon juice to the strained mixture. Stir well to combine.
  • Next, prepare your cocktails. In a large pitcher, combine the blackberry lemonade, sparkling water, and gin. Serve in a a glass filled with ice. Garnish with fresh blackberries and a sprig of rosemary.


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 72g | Vitamin A: 157IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

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  2. this looks fabulous!! I have a question on if you think this will freeze well. I’m just wondering about the blackberry lemonade part. I would love to have this pre made for summer parties or if someone dropped by. I could have this ready to go. Please let me know what you think. Thank you!!

    1. Julie,

      I never froze it before (the blackberry lemonade part), but I’m not sure why it wouldn’t freeze well. Sounds like a great idea to me! 🙂 Cheers!

      xo Michael