Blackberries give this vodka cocktail its gorgeous hue and jammy flavor. Use the leftover simple syrup to mix up drinks for friends or skip the vodka for a mocktail. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 2019

Devon O'Brien
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Set a fine-mesh strainer over a heatproof bowl. Muddle blackberries, rosemary and sugar in a small saucepan until almost smooth. Add water and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and deep purple, about 5 minutes. Strain the mixture into the bowl, pressing on the solids to extract as much juice as possible. Refrigerate until cool, about 30 minutes.

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  • Combine 1 ounce of the syrup, vodka and lime juice in a glass. Add ice and top with seltzer. Garnish with more rosemary and a lime slice, if desired.

Tips

To make ahead: Refrigerate syrup (Step 1) for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

125 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 1 mg sodium. 7.1 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g protein; Full Nutrition