Ya’ll, I feel like the blackberries are overflowing in my fridge right now! I went to Costco and bought a huge container full then my husband went to the grocery store and bought more thinking we needed some.
Why does he not look in the fridge and pantry before heading to the store?
He loves the grocery store. He’ll be gone for a couple hours because he just loves to browse and think of all the things to make. Unfortunately, if I give him a list, he rarely, if ever, gets everything and sometimes anything.
Too bad he can’t do the regular grocery shopping at the same time he’s browsing. Is your significant other like this?
Today I’m bringing you another gorgeous one – the blackberry gin fizz.
I’ve also been on a huge gin kick lately. I decided to give it a try again after my Aunt told me that’s her drink of choice. I think in the past I was just drinking the wrong gin. Which makes sense because back then I just bought the cheapest thing on the shelf.
Now that I’m older I have developed, refined, and have a better ability to pick better liquors. Makes such a big difference in the taste of the beverage because you’re using better quality liquor.
So let’s make this blackberry gin fizz!
Start by adding fresh blackberries and lemon juice to the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Muddle fully with a drink muddler or the end of a large wooden spoon.
Add the gin and egg white and cover and dry shake the cocktail for 30 seconds. The lemon juice in the cocktail “cooks” the egg white while you shake it and also give it that beautiful foamy head.
After shaking for 30 seconds, add ice to fill the shaker about 1/2 way full. Cover and shake again to chill the drink; about 15-20 seconds.
Strain the cocktail into a fresh glass with one large ice cube or a chilled cocktail glass. Top with 1 oz club soda and garnish with extra blackberries and a fresh mint leaf.
This cocktail is great for an after dinner sipper but also works well for just an afternoon treat. Cheers!
Blackberry Gin Fizz
- 2 blackberries
- 2 oz gin
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1 egg white
- 1 oz club soda
- Add blackberries to a cocktail shaker and muddle until fully smashed with a drink muddler or the end of a wooden spoon.
- Add gin, lemon juice, and egg white then close cocktail shaker and dry shake for 30 seconds.
- Fill shaker 1/2 way with ice, cover, and shake again for another 30 seconds.
- Strain into glass and top with club soda. Garnish with extra blackberries and mint leaf, if desired.