Saturday’s call for cocktails, because let’s face it, you survived another week during this crazy unprecedented time. Hooray! Cheers to that! Although we are stuck at home one of my favorite cocktails to order when I’m out are “smashes”. They typically include fresh fruit and herbs which are both wins in my book. Score.
Today I wanted to create the experience at home and do sort of another transitional flavor combination for fall, before I jump in the deep end with all things apple and pumpkin. For this post I decided to pair fresh blackberries with thyme, and guys… game changer for drinks in this house. Sort of bright meets warm flavors, the best of both worlds.
Basically, I’m now a self proclaimed mixologist. And honestly, I’m not mad about it. Fresh blackberries and sweet blackberry jam, smashed together with thyme leaves, lemon juice, gin, and sparkling water. This makes for a simple yet delicious fall cocktail.
Looking for other September recipes? Here are some ideas:
Coconut, Butterscotch and Dark Chocolate Blondies
Creamy Tortellini Soup with Chicken Sausage and Kale
Sweet and Spicy BBQ Chicken Quesadillas with Pineapple Salsa
Try this cocktail out and let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂 Cheers to the weekend!
Blackberry-Thyme Gin Smash
- 2 Tbsps thyme leaves
- 10 large blackberries (fresh)
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 4 Tbsp blackberry jam
- 3 oz gin
- Sparkling water
- In a large glass with lid or cocktail shaker, muddle together thyme, blackberries and lemon juice.
- Add blackberry jam and gin and shake. Strain into glasses filled with ice.
- Top with sparkling water.