**This post was originally published in Sept 2012**
This year seriously FLEW by, didn’t it? I feel like I think this every year, but this year by far felt the fastest. It might be because I got married, my first and only nephew turned one, a handful of friends got engaged, another handful had babies, our family dog of 17+ years passed away and the list of life events goes on and on. Lots and lots of personal things have happened this year (and lets not even get into all the crazy/unbelievable/life changing/heartfelt/
My favorite cocktail is a gin and tonic. Lately, instead of coming home to a beer, it’s been a gin and tonic. Not in a lush kind of way, more in a Mad Men kind of way. It’s nice to have before dinner, and most of all, its perfect for the disgusting heat waves Los Angeles has been having. The good thing about gin and tonics and that the base of the drink is already there: gin, and tonic. You can add pretty much anything you want to this drink and it will be yummy. I add raspberries a lot, sometimes blueberries or basil, and sometimes-just mint. Whatever I have extra of really. This however has been by far my favorite flavor collaboration. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!
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Blackberry and Meyer Lemon Gin and Tonics
- 12 blackberries
- 20 fresh mint leaves
- 2 Meyer lemons can sub. regular lemons
- ½ cup simple syrup
- 8 ounces high quality gin
- tonic water
- Set out four high ball glasses.
- Place 3 blackberries and 5 mint leaves into each glass and muddle together.
- Pour lemon juice, simple syrup and gin into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake for 1 minute.
- Fill each glass with ice, and divide mixture from shaker into each glass. Top off each drink with tonic water, stir and serve.
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Pour lemon juice ??, Looks interesting and I’m anxious to try, but how much lemon juice? Lemon juice is not included in the list of ingredients.
Hi! It’s the juice from the 2 lemons in the ingredient list…usually equals about 1/3-1/2 cup
Delicious! I love G&Ts and this recipe adds some of my other favorites. Being a lover of all things Meyer lemon and blackberry – this is pure Nirvana! Thank you!
Hello, I love this recipe. I make it every weekend almost. But i must say there are a few spelling mistakes in your directions. Don’t know if someone has mention it. But other than that is I love the recipe.
you are 100% right! SO many spelling errors, ick! The recipe has been updated! Thanks for letting us know! :)
Hi! I’m hosting a bachelorette party with a handful of pregnant guests and everyone having their own alcohol preference. How would you recommend I make this as a non-alcoholic punch for 15+ so that everyone can add their own liquor or go without? It’s just so beautiful I am dying to try it!
Hi!i would make a big batch of Meyer lemon simple syrup (omit 1 part water + add lemon juice) and just have fresh blackberries, mint leaves and tonic wAter out. You can make a bit of a DIY cocktail/mocktail bar so everyone can make theirs according to their preference :)
This looks so good! I’ll try to prepare this recipe this saturday on my girlsnight in! And I’ll definitely feature this recipe on my blog this month :) Thank you!
i will try it but i may leave out the simple syrup as i am not a sweet fan.
this looks very tasty, hadn’t thought of this combo before, thank you for sharing this, love the color too!
This is now our new favorite cocktail! We don’t use 3oz of gin (only 1oz) in each drink, only because we’re lightweights!
Lol, 3 oz is quite a lot I admit. So glad you love this drink!!
So yummy! I’ve made these a few times for my happy taste buds. Thank you for the keeper recipe.
just made these they are beautiful and delicious. I’m a lover of meyer lemons
I added your cocktail to my roundup, I hope that you enjoy.
just made one and it’s delicious!! it doesn’t look as pretty and colorful as yours though!
This drink looks amazing….I was inspired and drilling by the time i saw the last image, dribbling with bubbles.
I am curious to know what do you mean by simple syrup?
Simple syrup is a 50/50 water and sugar combination. It’s gently simmered together until the sugar has dissolved and is then cooled before being ready to use. Enjoy!
Hello, i would like to make this cocktail but i hâve à little problem With the traduction..:-) i am french… When you say “simple syrup” , is it BlackBerry syrup? And i don.t Find what is “meyer” lemon… Thanks for your help
I have a Meyer lemon tree in my yard and don’t know what to do with all of them. This is a great idea!! Yum!! And thanks.
Is Simple Syrup something you can buy or make?
You can definitely make it! Simple syrup is just equal parts water and sugar, simmered in a pot until the sugar dissolves. Let it cool completely, then use away!
Great stuff, Imma try it!
The drink looked so glorious I had to try it. The taste is fabulous but I had to strain it as every time I wanted to take a sip, I got a mouth full of mint and berries. As a solution I put a couple of whole berries and one mint leaf in the bottom of a glass then pour the strained drink over the top. It is fabulous!!!!
Gorgeous and delicious. Gin and tonics are one of my favorite drinks anyway; I feel like this drink could be my new go-to. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.
I love this gorgeous take on the Gin&Tonic! What beautiful photography too!
I just wondered what ‘simple syrup’ is exactly? I’m from the UK so apologies if this is something everyone knows of in the US. Is it essentially sugar?