BLACKBERRY GIN FIZZ

Blackberry Gin Fizz

Thankfully, Labor Day doesn’t mean the end of BBQ’s or warm weather cookouts.  There are still a few warm weekends left.  In some regions of the country, there are even more than a few warm weekends left.  In addition, there is an entire season of football tail-gating parties yet to come.  These Autumn celebrations demand a selection of ice-cold beer, but are also perfect events for pitchers of cocktails. And if you love gin, as I do, gin based cocktails are the best.

This blackberry gin fizz recipe serves eight and was taken from an old edition of Bonappetit.com

Blackberry gin fizz

  1. 1 6-oz Container of Blackberries (raspberries can also be used.  Make sure whichever berry you use is fresh and juicy!)
  2. 1/2 Cup Sugar
  3. 2 Cups Gin
  4. 1 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
  5. Club Soda
  6. 8 Sprigs of Thai or Sweet Basil

Puree berries and sugar in a blender.

Let stand, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved, about 10 minutes.

Strain puree through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher. (There will be about 3/4 cups): Discard seeds in sieve.

Stir gin and lime juice into pitcher.

Divide drink among ice-filled glasses.

Top with soda and garnish with basil sprig.


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Joseph C. Phillips

Joseph C. Phillips was born on January 17, 1962 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Joseph Connor Phillips. He is an actor, known for General Hospital (1963), The Cosby Show (1984) and Strictly Business (1991). He has been married to Nicole since 1994. They have three children.

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