Blackberry Gin Fizz Float

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Blackberry Gin Fizz Float

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ cup chopped mint leaves
  • 8 ounces gin
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 24 ounces ginger ale
  • Ice
  • Vanilla ice cream

Directions:

  1. Heat the blackberries, sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Use a potato masher to smash the berries while they heat, continuing to cook until a thick consistency is reached, about 10 minutes. Set a fine mesh sieve over a small bowl and strain the blackberry mixture through, pressing out as much juice and pulp as possible. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
  2. For each drink, fill a cocktail shaker with 2 tablespoons of the blackberry puree, 2 tablespoons of the mint leaves, 2 ounces of gin, 1 tablespoon of lime juice and a handful of ice. Shake 5 or 6 times, or until the drink is ice cold. Strain into a tall glass, top with 6 ounces of ginger ale, and stir gently. Once all of the drinks are made, top each with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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(Recipe adapted from Food Network)

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