Of all of the seasons to make cocktails, summer is my favorite! A cool drink with the fresh flavors of muddled fruit and mint is refreshing and bright in flavors and colors. My Blackberry Mint Fizzy Cocktail is a drink you can make for one or as a big batch for guests, if you triple the ingredients!
The best part of a serving a muddled cocktail is that it looks as if it required a ton of effort to make, but that’s simply not true. If you don’t own a mortar and pestle, you can use a wooden spoon inside of a tall glass to smash the blackberries for this drink.
Once the blackberries are completely smashed, scoop the fruit goop (that’s a yummy word!) into the cocktail glass. (Instead of muddling the mint leaves, I tore them into super small pieces with my hands releasing their herbal aromatic flavor before dropping them into the glass.) Then add the sugar.
Next, add the juice of one lime wedge.
Now, add the vodka – yes, please!
You’re almost done! All you need to do is top off the glass with crushed ice and bubbly club soda to the rim.
Garnish the glass with a sprig of fresh mint, a lime wedge, more blackberries, and colorful straws before serving! Cheers my dears!
Have a muddle cocktail recipe that you think I’d love? Please share the recipe in the comments! Happy Summer Drinking, friends!
This bubbly summer cocktail is a balance of tart and sweet and will remind you of a mojito but better!
15 minPrep Time
15 minTotal Time
- 4-5 blackberries
- 4-5 mint leaves
- 1 tsp sugar.
- 1/2 cup vodka
- Crushed ice
- Lime juice of one lime wedge
- 1/2 cup club soda
- 1-2 blackberries and a mint sprig for garnish.
- Muddle 4-5 blackberries.
- Tear 4-5 mint leaves. Add blackberries and mint into a cocktail glass.
- Add 1 tsp sugar.
- Add 1/2 cup vodka.
- Fill cocktail glass halfway with crushed ice.
- Lime juice squeezed from one small lime wedge.
- Fill glass nearly full with crushed ice.
- Fill remaining space in glass with club soda about 1/2 cup.
- Stir cocktail with straw and top with fresh blackberries and a mint sprig for garnish.
You could easily substitute vodka for rum or silver tequila. Looking for a non-alcoholic cooler? Take out the booze!