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Blackberry Gin and Tonic

You’re going to love this sweet blackberry gin and tonic…


Blackberry Gin & Tonic by Nutmeg Nanny

It’s day three…how am I doing? Liking all the drinks so far? I’m just amazed it took me this long to FINALLY throw a gin based drink into the mix. If you only knew how much I love this stuff. Sometimes I go into the liquor store just to see what new gins they got in and what I can add to my wish list. I’m weird, I know. 

Blackberry Gin & Tonic by Nutmeg Nanny

These giant blackberries were sitting at the market and I could not pass them up. I also knew as soon as I got them home I need to do something with them asap. Berries seem to go moldy overnight on my counter. I have learned that twice this week…le sigh.

So into a drink they went with a little lime, simple syrup, gin and tonic. Really good tonic.

Blackberry Gin & Tonic by Nutmeg Nanny

I was lucky enough to pair up with John from John’s Premium tonic syrup to give his true tonic a try. I’m talking real old fashioned tonic. Not that crap you buy in the store. Not the stuff that is full of high fructose corn syrup and other random flavorings. This is true on tonic. It’s simply made from organic agave nectar, cinchona bark, citric acid, natural oils, herbs, juice and spices. It’s simple and delicious.

If you want to get your hands on some of this delicious you can order some from John’s site!

Blackberry Gin & Tonic by Nutmeg Nanny


Blackberry Gin & Tonic

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


6 blackberries
1 lime wedge
1 ounce simple syrup
2 ounces gin
3 ounces tonic water*


In a cocktail shaker muddle blackberries and lime juice.

To the cocktail shaker add simple syrup and gin.

Add a few ice cubes, top the shaker and give it a good shake. Strain into a cocktail glass with ice.

Top with tonic water and serve with wedge of lime.

*If using John's Premium tonic syrup you would add .5 ounces of his syrup with 3 ounces seltzer water to make tonic water.

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Sarah Louise

Friday 21st of June 2013

Ooh, this looks good. I know what you mean about making special trips to the liquor store just to search for new gins. I've even had my local store special order me some rare, small-batch botanical gins from Scotland and California. The blackberries in this recipe sound like a perfect complement for their herbal flavors.

Averie @ Averie Cooks

Thursday 20th of June 2013

This is beautiful! Pinned! And I'd love a big one right now!


Thursday 20th of June 2013

Seriously what is UP with the berry mold issue! It's running rampant here also. Well I guess that just means I'll have to buy some and make this ASAP!

Patti @ Easton Place

Thursday 20th of June 2013

This is something I MUST make. Your photos are SO gorgeous!!

Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

Thursday 20th of June 2013

I love a good cold G&T. I think the addition of these beautiful blackberries is just awesome! That condensation on the glass is so pretty!


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