Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Blackberry and Meyer Lemon Gin + Tonic

Thirsty Thursday is already here! As some of you know I had given up soda for lent. That means I had to find a substitute for my go-to of Whiskey and diet. Recently I've been on a gin and tonic kick so once I stumbled across this recipe I knew I had to make it on my own. Not only does it incorporate a lot of great flavors, it also is super refreshing! 
The best part about this drink is that you can mix-and-match other fruits to spice things up. I'd love to try a blood orange twist or something with blueberries once the summer rolls around. What's your favorite twist on a classic drink? Cheers!


Blackberry and Meyer Lemon Gin and Tonics
Makes Four Drinks
Ingredients:
12 blackberries
20 fresh mint leaves
2 Meyer lemons (can use regular lemons if you can't find these)
1/4 cup simple syrup
12 ounces good quality gin (I used Bombay Sapphire)
Tonic water
Ice
Directions:
1. Pull out four glasses.
2. Place three blackberries, five mint leaves, juice of ½ lemon, and 1 tablespoon of simple syrup in each glass and muddle together. If you don't have a muddler you can just use a spoon to mash things around - like I did.
3. Fill each glass with ice, followed by three ounces of gin. Top off each drink with tonic water, stir and serve.





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