thirsty thursday: blackberry & ginger beer spritzer

Occasionally, my dear mom will send me various links to recipes. Depending on what kind of meals/foods we’ve been discussing, they could vary from a casserole, to a pizza, or a delicious adaptation on an old classic. However, she knows that the hubs has a passion for cocktail preparation and enjoyment, so a lot of times, I’ll see magazine photos of drink recipes come through via text message.

The cocktail that I’m sharing with y’all today, for this latest installment of my ‘thirsty thursday’ post, is indeed one of those. Sent earlier in the summer, this recipe was saved {but not forgotten!} for a recent trip my parents made to our home. We thought of it as a final nod to warm summer evenings, as we mixed up a pitcher of this and sat on the porch as the sun set, enjoying good conversation and family time.

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Blackberry & Ginger Spritzer {recipe adapted, slightly, from Bon Appetit Magazine}

Simple, clean, and refreshing – this is the perfect cocktail to help get your Friday evening happy hour started! The bite from the blackberries is enhanced by the fresh mint leaves, and the ginger beer is the perfect vehicle to bring all the flavors together. 

Ingredients:

1/2 pint blackberries

8 sprigs mint, plus more for serving

1-1/2 cups vodka

1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

3 {12 ounce} cans or bottles of ginger beer {I prefer Crabbie’s}

To Prepare:

Muddle blackberries and mint together in the bottom of a large pitcher for at least one minute.

Mix in the vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer.

Serve over ice garnished with more mint and additional blackberries floating on top.

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Let’s Discuss: what will you miss, flavor-wise, now that summer has come to a close?

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