Blackberry Cocktail

Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Scott Martin

This cocktail combines fresh blackberries, cucumber slices, lime juice, gin, club soda, sugar, and fresh mint for an ultra-summery, fruity escape.

Yield: Makes 5 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 1 (0.75-oz.) package fresh mint sprigs
  • 12 (1/4-inch-thick) cucumber slices
  • 2 (6-oz.) packages fresh blackberries
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • 8 to 12 tsp. turbinado sugar*
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. gin
  • 1 cup cold club soda
  • Crushed ice
  • Garnishes: cucumber slices, fresh blackberries, lime wedges, lemon mint sprigs


  1. 1. Place first 5 ingredients in a large pitcher. Gently press mint leaves, cucumbers, and blackberries against side of pitcher with a wooden spoon to release flavors. Stir in gin and club soda. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.
  2. *Superfine or powdered sugar may be substituted.
  3. Note: We tested with Hendrick's Gin.
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