Blackberry Basil Cocktail Mixer

Apr 24, 2022 8:34:42 PM Carly Hanellin

The key to our blackberry basil mixer is a homemade basil simple syrup. The tartness from blackberry and lemon and balanced with the sweetness of the basil simple syrup.

Pair it with your favorite bourbon and you'll be drinking it all Spring and Summer long...🍸 

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SERVES  4 SERVINGS
PREP TIME 10 MINS
COOK TIME 3 MINS
 
 
 
Blackberry Basil Mixer

Blackberries

1 pint
Water 1 1/2 cup
Basil 1 cup
Sugar 1/2 cup
Lime Juice 3/4 cup
Kosher Salt 1/2 tsp

 

Directions

 

1. Make a blackberry puree: Place blackberries in the bowl of a food processor; process until pureed. Set aside. Or - skip this step completely and buy premade blackberry puree at the grocery store.
 
2. Make a basil simple syrup: heat 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar in a small saucepot. Bring to a boil, stir until sugar dissolves, then turn off the heat and add basil - let steep for 15-30 minutes. Strain basil out of the simple syrup and set aside. 
 
3. Add puree, simple syrup, lime juice, 1 cup water, and salt to a pitcher and stir to combine. 
 
4. Serve as a mocktail over ice or make a cocktail with your favorite bourbon! (Try other liquors as well, but this is our personal favorite pairing).

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