3 ingredient blackberry gin cocktails are basically the easiest cocktail ever, but they’re loaded with flavor and have a cool, craft cocktail vibe. Bonus – they’re low-cal!
The sun finally came out this weekend and it. was. glorious.
We went for a walk on Sunday afternoon and every patio we passed was packed with people hanging out, laughing, and drinking mimosas. What is it about sunny weekend afternoons that suddenly makes day drinking seem appropriate again?
I discovered this blackberry + lemon + gin combination late last summer, but it was already starting to get cold outside so sharing it here didn’t seem quite right. Now seems right though. This is the kind of cocktail that’s perfect for sipping on your porch on a Sunday afternoon while you nibble on a gluten free financier.
These 3 ingredient cocktails are insanely simple to make – it almost feels silly to share the recipe – but they’re seriously delicious and give off a strong craft cocktail vibe. The botanicals in the gin pair really well with blackberry, and a splash of lemon juice keeps them from tasting too sweet and give them a subtle Tom Collins feel.
Here’s the thing though – you need to use blackberry Spindrift sparkling water for them. Other brands of blackberry seltzer just aren’t the same. Spindrift is made with blackberry juice and puree so the flavor is a lot stringer and more complex than regular seltzer. I actually don’t love it that much on it’s own, but when you add gin it’s perfection. It can be a little tricky to find, but I’ve seen it pretty consistently at both Trader Joe’s and Target.
For more springtime sipping, you might also want to try my Strawberry Rhubarb Shrub Cocktail or Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade.
- 1/2 lemon, cut into 4 wedges
- 3 ounces gin
- 1 can blackberry Spindrift sparkling water
Fill two double old fashioned glasses with ice.
Squeeze one lemon wedge into each glass, then add 1.5 ounces of gin to each glass. Top with blackberry spindrift.
If desired, garnish with a twist and a fresh blackberry.