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Blackberry Cucumber Cocktail – The Fitnessista

Sharing a recipe for a scrumptious and refreshing blackberry cucumber cocktail!

Hello hello! How’s the day going to date? I hope you’re having an amazing morning. I’m catching a yoga class and spending the remainder of the day engaged on some stuff for Match Workforce and the podcast.

For at the moment’s submit, I needed to share an excellent scrumptious and EASY cocktail recipe. This one is courtesy of my brother Kyle, and we realized methods to make this whereas we did his Cocktails within the Kitchen class at Miraval.

TBH, I haven’t experimented with cocktails an excessive amount of. I really feel like they are often intimidating, and whereas I can comply with a recipe, I don’t are usually very inventive with cocktails. (Price mentioning right here that I do make a really beautiful margarita, however that’s about the place it ends.) He had our stations arrange with recent herbs, berries, instruments, and gin, and earlier than we knew it, we had been cheers-ing one another with the freshest libation I’d had in a very long time. I’m so pumped to share the recipe with you!

Blackberry Cucumber Cocktail

Components

Cucumber

Mint

Basil

Blackberries

Easy syrup (equal elements honey and water)

Lemon

Lime

Gin

Ice
Blackberry Cucumber Cocktail ingredients

Directions

Muddle the entire components (minus the gin).

Subsequent, add within the gin. Shake, pressure, and garnish!

Glass of Blackberry Cucumber Cocktail

Kyle gave us an superior tip for serving cocktails like this at events:

Make a big batch of those and retailer within the fridge in a pitcher. Make one serving of those for visitors whereas they’re over (to allow them to see the “wow” issue of it being ready), however then serve the remainder out of the pitcher that’s already able to go and garnish.

I like this tip as a result of making single cocktails has all the time been intimidating to me – I simply don’t need individuals ready round for his or her drinks whereas I put together each – so it’s an amazing thought to have a bunch able to go and chilling within the fridge.

One other lesson I realized: I’m actually into gin currently. I’m a wine or tequila lady, however I like the smoothness of gin and that it’s so impartial.

Right here’s the complete recipe if you wish to give this one a attempt!!

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Blackberry Cucumber Cocktail

A scrumptious and refreshing cocktail that’s excellent for events or particular events!

  • Creator: Gina Harney // The Fitnessista

1/2 cucumber

5 sprigs mint

5 sprigs basil

1/4 cup easy syrup (dissolve equal elements honey and lime)

Juice of 1 lemon

Juice of 1 lime

2 oz gin

Ice

Muddle all the pieces collectively besides the gin.

Add the gin, ice, shake, and pressure.

Serve in a cocktail glass and garnish with additional berries and sprigs of mint.

So, inform me, associates: what’s your go-to cocktail (or mocktail)?

Gin-loving associates: what ought to I attempt subsequent?!

xo

Gina

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