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Blackberry Mocktails

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 17:17  by Anna M.

Did you know blackberries have numerous health benefits? Here are a few: packed with vitamin C, high in fiber and high in magnesium! Not only can you enjoy them alone blackberries can be made into a delicious Mocktail for your gathering or just for fun.

Blackberry Lemon Mocktail

Serves 1


  • 1/3 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. honey or more
  • Sparkling Water
  • Rosemary or Mint for Garnish


  1. Muddle blackberries, lemon juice, vanilla, honey, and a splash of the sparkling water.
  2. Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove any blackberry seeds.
  3. Transfer it to a lovely glass filled with ice and fill the remainder of the glass with club soda or sparkling water.
  4. Garnish with some fresh blackberries and rosemary.

Blackberry Simple Syrup

This simple syrup can be made up to 5 days ahead of time. Add to soda water, pour over ice cream or even pancakes.


  • 4 cups blackberries
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • ½ T lemon juice
  • Options: add a pinch of ground cinnamon or a few sprigs of mint


Bring all ingredients in a medium saucepan to boil while stirring frequently over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes, mashing the berries and stirring frequently. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard solids a and let liquid cool. Store in an airtight container up and refrigerate.

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