I don’t drink a lot, but when I do I always go for the same ole, same ole-dirty martini, old fashioned or wine. And I am kinda tired of those drinks so I have tried to come up with a few new summer cocktails that are EASY and do not require you to go buy the entire liquor store. I mean what am I going to do with a whole bottle of blue curaçao? So this Blackberry and Basil Fizz Cocktail is simple, delicious and uses all the bounties of summer-basil and blackberries! I made it with both Gin and Whiskey and they both are fabulous!
The only tools you really need are a cocktail shaker and muddler and if you are an adult and have a bar you should have those tools! They are cheap and you will use them all the time!
Blackberry and Basil Fizz Cocktail
All the delicious flavors of summer are in this cocktail. Made with fresh blackberries and fragrant basil this cocktail is the perfect pool accompaniment.
- 6 Blackberries
- 6 Basil leaves, torn
- 1 teaspoon simple syrup or granulated sugar
- 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
- 2 oz Gin or Whiskey
- club soda
In a cocktail shaker muddle blackberries, basil and simple syrup.
Add lemon juice and liquor.
Fill shaker with ice and shake for about 20 seconds.
Strain into an ice filled glass. Top with club soda.
Garnish with basil and blackberry.
Homemade Simple Syrup
Bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Allow sugar to dissolve and wait for the liquid to turn clear. Turn heat off. Allow to cool and store in refrigerator for up to 4 weeks. This makes about 1 1/2 cups simple syrup.