Blackberry just screams ‘summer.’ Add a splash of orange and you have a really refreshing combination. Take that one more step and add gin and you have a perfect summer party cocktail! This Blackberry-Orange Gin and Tonic is one of those drinks that you can just throw together from items you already have on hand in your liquor cabinet, and it takes just seconds to make! Plus, you can’t beat the gorgeous jewel tones of blackberry in sparkling tonic, making it a drink that is as gorgeous as it is tasty.
1.5 Ounces Gin
1 Ounce Blackberry Liqueur
1 Ounce Cointreau
1. Add blackberry liqueur, gin, and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously to combine.
2. Pour liquor mixture into a glass filled with ice.
3. Top the liquor mixture with tonic water.
4. Garnish with a lemon wedge!
Next week, with the Autumn Equinox, is the last week of my Summer Drink Series! I’d love to know what you’ve thought of it and if I should continue creating cocktails (most likely every other week) in the fall!
Also, what summer drink would you like to see me play with for the finale? Let me know in the comments below!