Hiya! Just dropping in on this very summery feeling Sunday to share this incredibly refreshing and unusual mocktail with you. I've been cooking up a storm around here because both of our boys are home from school AND we're having a big family BBQ here later today. Yesterday, I did a little taste test with this and by the rate at which it was slurped up, I thought you might want to slurp up some too at your own weekend celebrations! It's so pretty and great for adults and kids! So brew up a batch of the delicious blackberry syrup and let it chill (this would also be great on pancakes or ice cream), squeeze some lime juice into a glass, fill with ice and seltzer water and you've got yourself a tart/sweet eye catching warm weather treat!
It certainly made somebody happy! Have a great rest of the weekend!!
Blackberry Lime Fizz
Makes about 2 cups of syrup which is enough for at least 8-10 drinks
Prep Time: Syrup has to cook for 20 minutes or so, the rest comes together in a snap
For the Blackberry Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries
For the Fizz
3-4 tablespoons Blackberry Syrup
1 lime, juiced
1. To make the blackberry syrup: Place the sugar, water and berries in a medium saucepan and stir together gently. Bring to a boil, stirring often to dissolve the sugar. Lower the heat and let simmer, stirring every now and then, until the berries are very soft, 20-25 minutes.
2. Strain the mixture into a bowl, pressing down on the berries to get as much juice out as possible. Let cool to room temperature and transfer the syrup to a jar or container and chill for several hours or up to 2 weeks.
3. To make the Fizz: Place some ice cubes in a tall glass. Add in the syrup and lime juice. Pour the seltzer in, add a straw, stir it up and taste. If it's not sweet enough add a bit more syrup. Enjoy!
Note: Recipe adapted from Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love by Cheryl and Griffith Day.