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.

Devon O'Brien
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 2019


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  • 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.

  • 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.


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

Nutrition Facts

125.3 calories; protein 0.2g 1% DV; carbohydrates 7.1g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.7g 3% DV; sugars 5.4g; fat 0.1g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 35.5IU 1% DV; vitamin c 7.3mg 12% DV; folate 4.8mcg 1% DV; calcium 6.3mg 1% DV; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 3.9mg 1% DV; potassium 39.5mg 1% DV; sodium 1.2mg.