This Blackberry Basil Fizz is a perfect summer drink. It's easy to make with ingredients that are in season right now. Add a splash of rum or make it a mocktail.
I love trying fun new drinks filled with fruit and herbs in the summer. There's something so refreshing and light about a cold sparkling drink when it's hot outside. This blackberry fizz recipe is so easy to make so you can get back to grilling those pineapples in a flash.
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How to make Blackberry Basil Fizz
- Muddle three blackberries, two basil leaves, and a 1-inch slice of lemon rind in a mortar and pestle (or the glass).
- Fill the glass halfway with ice.
- Pour rum over the ice.
- Fill halfway with soda water.
- Finish off with lemon-lime soda to add sweetness.
- Garnish with whole blackberries, a basil leaf, and a lemon rind.
Substitutions for Blackberry Basil Fizz
This is such a simple drink, you can really substitute with anything you have on hand. I would recommend blueberries in place of the blackberries, or vodka in place of the rum. If you start going outside of that, you'll create a brand new drink. Go get it!
Can I make this a mocktail?
Yes! This blackberry basil fizz is delicious without any alcohol with all the fruity, herby goodness throughout!
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- 6 blackberries
- 4 fresh basil leaves
- 1 lemon
- 1.5 ounces clear rum
- 4 ounces lemon-lime soda (7-Up)
- 4 ounces soda water
You can adjust the ingredients to your taste or use what you have on hand. Drinks are so fluid (pun intended) and can easily be changed to your preferences.