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Blackberry Drink Recipes Bursting with Flavor

Blackberries are in peak season in Texas! From April-June, we get to enjoy this delicious and healthy fruit at its best. Here are a few of our favorite recipes that incorporate blackberries into your classic cocktails. Have any favorite blackberry drink recipes? Share them with us in the comments!

Blackberry Sangria

2 cups manzanilla sherry
3 tbsp lime juice
1 ½ cups cubed watermelon
1 cup blackberries
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
2 cups seltzer

In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved and let cool. Pour into a large pitcher. Add lime juice, watermelon, blackberries and sherry. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. When you are read to serve, stir in seltzer and ice.

Blackberry Royale

750ml dry sparkling wine
2 ½ oz crème de cassis
1 cup blackberries
1 lemon
12 oz ginger beer
4 cups ice

In a large pitcher, combine blackberries, crème de cassis and 1 tablespoon from half the lemon. Stir to combine and lightly press the berries to release juices. Add ice, ginger beer and wine. Stir to combine and slice remaining half of lemon in thin slices and add to pitcher.

Blackberry Bramble

1 oz gin
1 oz apple brandy
¾ oz lemon juice
¾ oz simple syrup
4 blackberries

Muddle 3 blackberries in a cocktail shaker. Add remaining ingredients and shake well. Pour over crushed ice and garnish with a blackberry.


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