**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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Com esse friozinho que está fazendo aqui em Florianópolis, essa sopa será perfeita!!
Russell at Chasing Delicious
I love the color in these drinks, not to mention the recipe!
This sounds so good! I think I will need to make myself one tonight. :)
Wow these sound delicious. And I just love your gif…what a pretty blog!
you’re right, you can add anything to a G&T, and it’ll be tasty. i tried beetroot reduction recently, with delicious results! great colour too
I am in love. These are so girly and pretty! I am so having these at my 16th!! xx
Oh my goodness! From the first picture I was thinking how delicious this drink looks, but then by the time I got to the last photo, I was simply drooling. Great drink!
Good Lord! I just drooled all over my keyboard at work – AGAIN. Every time I visit your blog, it’s the same story… read, drool, read, drool… I look like a Saint Bernard.
Deee-licious and inventive twist on one of my favorite cocktails – can’t wait til 5:00 so I can give this a whirl tonight. Tick-tock, tick-tock..!!!
i am a G&T fan, this looks fab so i will try it but i may leave out the simple syrup as i am not a sweet fan. thanks for this cool beautiful looking cture.
What is simple syrup ?
It’s a liquid mixture of 1 part water + 1 part sugar
This drink looks absolutely delicious! Makes me thirsty!
I have a 60 year old bottle of Gin Gordons I think does it go bad and can you make ice cubes e’s with Gin.?
Gin, similarly to vodka, won’t freeze completely…and I’m not quite sure if gin can go bad??!
What are Meyer lemons? In the drink the lemon component simply looks like a lemon.
Meyer lemons are citrus fruits from china that are sort of a hybrid bw Lemons and mandarins…they’re slightly sweeter than regular lemons (they’re amazing). They look like small lemons but with a hint of orange in their skin. They’re pretty common these days and not too difficult to find.
Erin @ The Speckled Palate
Ladies, this looks beyond delicious, and I think I might need something like this immediately. It’s a shame blackberries are scarce in these parts these days!
These look fabulous! I’m assuming you could substitute vodka for gin for those friends who prefer vodka.
yummm! your photos are so incredible. i wish i had your skill!!
these look great!
addie | culicurious
I would love to try this. I am a huge fan of gin! I’ve not really experimented much with it yet but this looks like the perfect gateway :) thanks for sharing!
Angie @ Fitness Girl Kitchen
This is one seriously beautiful drink. I am not crazy about gin & tonics but with these flavors I may just give them a try!
I’m not the biggest gin and tonic fan either, but these flavors really make this drink special…especially if you can get your hands on some Meyer lemons :)
What a beautiful gin & tonic! And I love the fruit as well. I think I’m going to have to look out for blackberries at the farmer’s market this weekend…
The colors. The bubbles. Perfect!!
Katie @ Blonde Ambition
G&Ts are one of my favorite drinks, but I do get sick of plain ones all the time. The berry + lemon combo sounds great!
Averie @ Averie Cooks
Stunning drink! And I love the close up of all those little bubbles and the GIF! I want it even more now!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
I could go for four of these right now. YUM!
Diane, A Broad
G&Ts were my drink of choice last summer (this summer, rosé or kir, because hard alcohol is super expensive in France). I bet this’d be good with a spoonful of blackberry jam instead of the berries and syrup, for when you can’t get berries anymore.
These look delicious. and beautiful!! I want one right now!!
Seriously adore your food photography. Are you using Cinemagram for the gifs?
Teri Lyn Fisher
Thank you! I use photoshop to create gifs.