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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Disclosure: I was provided free product to try but was not compensated for this post. This post also includes affiliated links. 

11 Responses to “Blackberry Gin and Tonic”

  1. #
    Jackie — June 20, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Beautiful! I love that real, well crafted, cocktails are coming back. There are a lot of really great places in LA that even hand carve ice into balls and spend time muddling fresh herbs, and people are OK with waiting 10 minutes for a cocktail because it’s so beautifully made.
    Gorgeous job, lady!

  2. #
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — June 20, 2013 at 11:37 am

    The only thing that would make this drink better is if I could start sipping on it now 🙂 Love it!!

  3. #
    Bree (Skinny Mommy) — June 20, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Oh my gosh this looks amazing. Such gorgeous pictures! Too bad if I drank it I would be hammered. I am a total light weight 😉

  4. #
    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — June 20, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    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!

  5. #
    Patti @ Easton Place — June 20, 2013 at 9:15 pm

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

  6. #
    Joanne — June 20, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    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!

  7. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 20, 2013 at 11:20 pm

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

  8. #
    Sarah Louise — June 21, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    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.


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