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Blackberry-Basil Spritzer

  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 5 min
  • Servings 2

Blogger Lauren Keating of Healthy-Delicious shares a springtime cocktail fresh from the garden. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
tablespoon sugar
1
tablespoon water
10
blackberries
Juice of 1 lemon
2
tablespoons gin or blackberry-flavored vodka, if desired
4
fresh basil leaves
Ice
1
cup club soda (8 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    In cocktail shaker, place sugar and water; stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • 2
    Cut 8 of the blackberries into quarters; add to shaker. Add lemon juice, gin and 2 of the basil leaves. Fill shaker with ice. Cover tightly with shaker lid; shake vigorously.
  • 3
    Strain mixture into 2 cocktail glasses filled with ice. Top each glass with 1/2 cup club soda. Garnish each with 1 whole blackberry and 1 basil leaf. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Shaking the cocktail is what chills it—don’t be afraid to shake it nice and hard!
  • If you can find them, try using Meyer lemons in this drink. They’re slightly sweeter and less acidic than more common varieties.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
45
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
25mg
1%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
8g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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