Muddled Blackberry Gin Smash Cocktail

Muddled Blackberry Gin Cocktail in highball glasses

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A great mix of muddled berries and tartness from the lemon, this Muddled Blackberry Gin cocktail is a perfect sipper!



Every now and then we have days where we have tons of activities on our plate, and when we finally get a chance to sit down and take a break, it is nice to have a cocktail to sip on while we relax. While we love a nice complicated cocktail, on those busy days having a simple cocktail recipe can be a real winner! This simple blackberry gin cocktail combines freshly muddled blackberries with gin, fresh lemon and ginger beer to make a nice afternoon libation or a perfect compliment to a spicy meal.



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Muddled Blackberry Gin cocktai in two highball glasses with yellow straws. Garnished with blackberries and lemon peel. Flowers in the background.

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Muddled Blackberry Gin Cocktail

We have been getting some fantastic blackberries recently, a wonderful combination of sweet, tart and juicy. With such juicy berries, we wanted a way to get that juice out of the berries while still keeping that sweet and tart characteristic, we decided to muddle the berries to release the juice and give the drink little sweet bits of fresh blackberry. Pairing it up with a gin like Broker’s or Death’s Door makes the drink crisp and with just a hint of bitterness that balances out the sweetness of the berries.







What Ingredients do you Need for the Muddled Blackberry Gin Cocktail?

  • Gin
  • Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Blackberries
  • Simple Syrup
  • Ginger Beer



Muddled Blackberry Gin Cocktail in highball glasses




A splash of fresh squeezed lemon juice and a fresh lemon twist garnish brings a bright burst of lemon which pulls out the citrus notes of the gin and pairs up with the blackberries well. Topping the drink with ginger beer give the drink a sparkling spicy edge.




Muddled Blackberry Gin cocktai in two highball glasses with yellow straws. Garnished with blackberries and lemon peel. Flowers in the background.

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Served in a highball glass and poured over crushed ice, this drink is reminiscent of a blackberry lemonade that you get from a famous drive in fast food restaurant, but with a definite adult twist! The muddled blackberries give the drink a rich beautiful color that looks great in a tall glass!



Garnish with a twist and some fresh blackberries and this simple cocktail can be as elegant as you want!  Try blackberries in our Blackberry Lavender Shrub here, too.






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Muddled Blackberry Gin Cocktail
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Muddled Blackberry Gin Cocktail

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

A great mixture of gin and fresh blackberries and lemon juice make this refreshing Blackberry Gin Fizz cocktail.


  • 2 oz gin
  • 7 blackberries
  • .75 oz simple syrup
  • .75 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 oz ginger beer


In a highball glass, muddle the blackberries and simple syrup, fully breaking the fruit.

Add in crushed ice, gin and lemon.

Top with ginger beer.

Garnish with a blackberry and lemon twist.


Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281 Total Fat: 0.4g Saturated Fat: 0.2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 29mg Carbohydrates: 32.9g Fiber: 2.6g Sugar: 12.7g Protein: 0.8g



Muddled Blackberry Gin Cocktail - perfect for summer with lemon, blackberries and gin topped with ginger beer.




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24 thoughts on “Muddled Blackberry Gin Smash Cocktail

  1. As always cool! Guys, time for you to make an album of cocktails recipes (in print, with a good layout), and immediately sell it. Will scatter as a cold lemonade in the hot weather 🙂

  2. You make THE best cocktails. Yowza! I want to drink everything you create. I love cocktails that feature berries, and this one sounds brilliant. Thanks!

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