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A Blackberry-Rosemary Vodka & Soda

Impress your guests with this easy Blackberry Rosemary Vodka & Soda recipe. It takes your classic vodka & soda from ordinary to fabulous with the addition of two simple ingredients. 
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry, cocktail, rosemary, vodka
Servings: 1 refreshing cocktail
Calories: 359kcal

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    Ingredients for A Blackberry Rosemary Vodka & Soda

    • 1 cup fresh, very ripe blackberries frozen may be substituted
    • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, plus more for garnish
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 1/2 ounces floral or citrus-flavored vodka I am using Kettle One Grapefruit & Rose
    • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
    • 3 1/2 ounces seltzer


    The Method

    • Muddle blackberries, rosemary, and sugar in a small saucepan until almost smooth. Add water and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
    • Set a swath of cheesecloth in a colander over a heatproof bowl. Strain the mixture into the cheesecloth, pressing on the solids to extract as much juice as possible. Refrigerate until cool, about 30 minutes.
    • Once syrup has cooled, transfer to a small carafe or beaker.
    • Combine 1 ounce of the syrup and the 1/2 ounce lime juice in a glass. Next, add the vodka. Add fresh ice cubes and top with seltzer. Garnish with more rosemary and a whole single blackberry, if desired.


    Serving: 1servings | Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg

    Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.