Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Scott Martin Photo by: Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Scott Martin

Blackberry Cocktail

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

Southern Living JUNE 2010

  • Yield: Makes 5 cups
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes


  • 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. 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.

*Superfine or powdered sugar may be substituted.

Note: We tested with Hendrick's Gin.


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