It’s that time of year… sunshine, pool, friends, a nice Refreshing Blackberry Cocktail in hand!
This blackberry cocktail drink recipe is made with blackberries, 7-up® and Malibu Coconut Rum, all fancied up with a few whole blackberries and a rosemary sprig.
Two requirements of any beverage I make – beautiful and delicious!
Here in Arizona, the temps get pretty high (and a lot earlier than other parts of the country). So even if it’s not blackberry season, I love that I can buy frozen blackberries all year round at the grocery store and have this refreshing drink… any time I want!
Do you know what else I love about this refreshing blackberry cocktail?
This beverage could easily be made as a very refreshing ‘mocktail’, sans alcohol. Simply by adding the muddled blackberries to the bottom of the glass, topped with crushed ice, a bit of 7-up and a few blackberries on top. It looks identical and tastes amazing too!
FYI: Muddled is simply a fancy term for “smashed”. Haha
This past weekend I was lounging in our pool, sipping on this refreshing blackberry cocktail and just loving life! I hope this inspires you to do the same.
Refreshing Blackberry Cocktail (or Mocktail)
- 16 Ounces frozen or fresh blackberries
- Crushed ice
- 7-Up Soda
- Malibu Coconut Rum
- Rosemary for garnish
Muddle thawed blackberries at the bottom of each glass, until broken up and they release their juice.
Fill 3/4 of the glasses with crushed ice.
Pour 7-Up over the ice.
Add a splash of Malibu Coconut Rum. (Tastes great without too)
Garnish with a few blackberries and a sprig of rosemary.