Muddled Blackberries

Happy Memorial Day, Friends! Today is a day to appreciate the great gift of freedom that we are blessed with here in good ol’ USA! Thank you to all who have served our country, past and present to protect our liberty.

If you ask me, there is no better way to celebrate Memorial Day than sitting outside, cooking, eating and drinking with great friends and family! I wanted to share with you three, porch-worthy drink recipes that include my newest obsession: muddled blackberries.

My recent love of blackberries started with a blackberry mojito I made a few months ago that was featured in my Fruity Cocktails post. That love only grew when I discovered the beauty of muddled blackberries. Here are a few blackberry beverages to share with your friends this holiday weekend!

Blackberry Sangria

Red wine (I used Merlot)
4 blackberries
1 tablespoon sugar
2 lime wedges
2 orange wedges
splash of lemon juice
Ice

In a plastic cup or cocktail shaker, muddle the blackberries with the sugar. Add the juice of one lime wedge, one orange wedge and the lemon juice. Stir. Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Add the fruit mixture. Add the second wedge of lime and orange for looks. Top off with wine. Stir and serve.

Blackberry Mojito

12 mint leaves
4 blackberries
1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 ounces white rum
1/2 cup club soda
Ice

In a plastic cup or cocktail shaker, muddle the blackberries, mint and sugar. Squeeze the juice of two of the lime wedges. Add the rum. Stir. Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Add the fruit mixture. Add the remaining lime wedges for looks. Top off with club soda. Stir and serve.

Blackberry Spritzer

4 blackberries
1/4 lime
1 tablespoon sugar
Club soda
Ice

In a plastic cup or cocktail shaker, muddle the blackberries and sugar. Squeeze the juice of the lime. Stir. Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Add the fruit mixture. Top off with club soda. Stir and serve.

Cheers!

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