Mix up a fruity blackberry lime mocktail – and learn how to turn it into a fun mixed drink for adults too!
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When it is hot outside, the best thing you can do is mix up a refreshing drink. This is an alcohol-free drink that kids will enjoy too!
The best thing about it is that it uses fresh fruit. You can really taste the difference when you use real fruit over pre-made juice. Plus, blackberries are incredibly good for you. Did you know they are full of antioxidants that help boost your overall health? Yup! As your kids drink a glass, you’ll know these are full of vitamins for their growing bodies.
How To Make An Easy Blackberry Lime Mocktail
I get parched quite easily. I’m always in the mood for a glass of water (which I usually keep by my side, in this super cute tumbler) but sometimes, plain ol’ H20 doesn’t cut it. I often like to mix my own drinks with simple ingredients that I usually have in my fridge and/or freezer.
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Blackberry Lime Mocktail Tips
If you have a question about this easy drink, please leave it in the comments.
How To Turn It Into An Alcoholic Cocktail
To make this alcoholic, just add a shot of your favorite liquor. I think either vodka or rum will taste the best with this combination of flavors.
Use Different Flavors
Making mocktails isn’t hard at all. I like to go as simple as possible, using only about two major flavor profiles as the mocktail’s main ingredients.
For example, you could also do a strawberry lime mocktail and smash the strawberries instead of the blackberries.
It’s fun thinking of flavor ideas. I turn to classic desserts to help inspire my homemade beverages. Believe it or not, a lot of classic pies (think, coconut key-lime pie) can help stir-up lots of great ideas for your drinks’ flavor pairings.
Don’t Forget The Ice
This mocktail tastes best when it is nice and cold – so don’t forget the ice! You could even make it a slushie if you blend the ingredients together with a lot of ice in a blender. Yum!
Mocktails for Entertaining
When I’m hosting guests, I always like to have alcoholic and non-alcoholic options to serve. This fizzy beverage is even great for kiddos! It gives them the fun of fizzle and bubbles, but isn’t as sugary as a soda!
Blackberry Lime Mocktail
- Mortar and pestle
- 8 oz. frozen blackberries thawed
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- Juice of one lime
- 10 oz. sparkling water chilled
- One lime slice (optional)
- Use a mortar and pestle to grind together the blackberries and sugar.
- Scoop the blackberry mixture at the bottom of a glass.
- Add lime juice to the glass, followed by sparkling water.
- Cut a small slit into lime slice and place on glass rim (optional).
Have you ever had a combination of blackberries and lime before? What do you think of this mocktail? Let me know what flavor pairings you’d like to see next – be sure to comment below!
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