Is there really anything better than a refreshing gin and tonic at the end of a long summers day? I don't think so! This Blackberry Lime Gin & Tonic recipe is the perfect way to zhoosh up your favourite summer drink. (Mocktail version available)
My love affair with G&T's started when I moved to Cape Town a few years ago. I was living in a shared house at the time and every Friday evening after everyone had survived their long week we would sit outside around the table and indulge in a few G&T's. These are some of my fondest memories of the long Cape Town summer evenings, spending a few hours catching up, hearing about everyones latest dramas and sharing our thoughts and excitements for what's to come.
A G&T Twist
Since then I am always looking for ways to spice it up and add a little extra flavour to my favourite drink. I teamed up with the fabulous Kitchen Inspire again to bring you guys this Blackberry Lime Gin & Tonic which does exactly that. It sticks to the authentic flavour of your the original Gin and Tonic but it adds a little extra flavour and a bit of tang. Sounds heavenly right?
I've become a little obsessed with Kitchen Inspires products. Not only because their products are truly incredible (trust me I'm a pro at breaking kitchenware and their stuff has given me a good run for my money) but also because it's SO pretty, it adds a little hint of sophistication to everything I do in the kitchen.
Well let's not mess around here now. Let's get to the good stuff... this refreshing Blackberry Lime Gin & Tonic recipe. Please come on over to my Instagram and let me know what you think of this recipe (I know it'll be your new fave).
How to make a mocktail version
To turn this gin and tonic into a mocktail, simply leave out the gin from the recipe and it will still be yummy and bubbly. Another option is to replace the gin in the recipe with your favorite non-alcoholic gin to create a delicious mocktail.
Blackberry Lime Gin & Tonic
- 1 shot gin (see notes for mocktail version)
- 200 ml tonic water
- ice cubes
- 4 blackberries
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp fresh lime juice
- rosemary sprig
- extra blackberries for garnish
- Muddle the blackberries, sugar and lime juice together in the bottom of a glass.
- Add the gin and ice cubes.
- Top with tonic water and garnish with fresh rosemary and extra blackberries.
How to make a mocktail versionTo turn this gin and tonic into a mocktail, simply leave out the gin from the recipe and it will still be yummy and bubbly. Another option is to replace the gin in the recipe with your favorite non-alcoholic gin to create a delicious mocktail.
If you want more G&T recipes make sure to check out my Lemon & Honey Gin and Tonic recipe as well.