Gin Fizz with Blackberries

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Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Makes

    4 glasses

Appears in

Home Made Christmas

Home Made Christmas

By Yvette van Boven

Published 2018

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Ingredients

  • 1 small bunch fresh mint
  • ½ cucumber, sliced
  • 1 scant cup (125 g) blackberries
  • Juice of 3 limes (about ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons/150 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, or more to taste
  • 1 cup (250 ml) gin
  • Lots of crushed ice
  • 2 cups (500 ml) sparkling water

Method

Put the mint, cucumber, blackberries, lime juice, and sugar in a bowl. With the back of a large wooden spoon, press to bruise everything and to let the juices flow. Pour in the gin and place the bowl in a cool spot to let the flavors marry.

Strain into a pitcher, pressing as much juice out as possible; discard the solids. Divide the marinated gin among four glasses, add ice, and top up with sparkling water. Garnish festively.

For Garnish

  • Extra cucumber slices
  • Blackberries
  • Lime slices
  • Sprigs of fresh mint