Blackberry British Summer

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Sophisticated gin cocktail with black tea and blackberry syrup

Blackberry British Summer

AI Cocktail Info

Serving : 1 cocktail

ABV
10%*
Calories
180*
Net Carbs
24g*
AI Request:A summery gin cocktail with black tea and blackberry syrup
*Estimated by AI - may vary

Instructions

This refreshing and sophisticated gin cocktail combines the robust flavors of black tea with the sweet and tart notes of homemade blackberry syrup. Perfect for leisurely summer afternoons, this drink balances the complexity of botanicals with a touch of seasonal sweetness, all elegantly served in a highball glass. **Ingredients:** - 2 oz gin - 1 oz freshly brewed black tea, cooled - 1 oz homemade blackberry syrup (recipe below) - 0.5 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice - Club soda, to top - Fresh blackberries and a sprig of mint, for garnish - Ice **Blackberry Syrup:** - 1 cup fresh blackberries - 1 cup water - 1 cup sugar **Instructions:** 1. **Make the Blackberry Syrup:** - In a small saucepan, combine fresh blackberries, water, and sugar. - Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved and the blackberries have broken down, about 10 minutes. - Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the solids and let the syrup cool. 2. **Prepare the Cocktail:** - Fill a highball glass with ice. - In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, black tea, blackberry syrup, and lemon juice with ice. Shake well until chilled. - Strain the mixture into the prepared highball glass. - Top with a splash of club soda and gently stir to combine. 3. **Garnish:** - Garnish with a few fresh blackberries and a sprig of mint. Enjoy this vibrant, summery cocktail that embodies the elegance of a British summer garden!

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