Use the ripest, juiciest blackberries or raspberries you can find for this cocktail.
- 6 Ounce container blackberries
- 0.5 cup sugar
- 2 cup gin
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
- club soda
- 8 sprigs Thai basil or sweet basil
- Purée blackberries and sugar in a blender. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved, about 10 minutes. Strain purée through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher (there will be about 3/4 cup); discard seeds in sieve. Stir gin and lime juice into pitcher.
- Divide drink among ice-filled glasses; top with soda. Garnish each with a basil sprig.
Recipe courtesy of: Dave Mueller
Image Credit: Chris Gentile