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Blackberry Lemon Thyme Sparkler

  • Author: Jessica Beacom
  • Prep Time: 10 mins. (+ cooling time)
  • Total Time: 45 mins.
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup water
  • 16 sprigs fresh thyme, lightly bruised between your fingers
  • 16 Driscoll’s Organic Blackberries
  • Juice of 2 lemons (about 8 tsp.)
  • 4 thin lemon slices
  • 6 ounces gluten-free vodka 
  • Ice
  • Sparkling water or club soda

Instructions

  1. To make the thyme-infused honey syrup, place honey and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring just to a boil then remove from heat. Add 8 sprigs of fresh thyme to pan, stir and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. To make the cocktails: Place 4 blackberries in the bottom of 4 old-fashioned glasses (or small mason jars or other glasses of choice).
  3. Add 2 tsp. lemon juice and 1 Tbsp. honey syrup to each glass and use the end of a wooden spoon or a muddler to gently smash the berries. Don’t pulverize them, just smash them enough to release their juices while keeping them relatively intact.
  4. Add 1½ ounces vodka to each glass and fill with ice.
  5. Pour sparkling water into each glass, stir once and garnish with 2 fresh thyme sprigs and a thin slice of lemon.

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Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cocktail
  • Calories: 178
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 4mg
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 0g