Mint and Berry Gin Fizz

A perfect summer cocktail

Enjoy all that summer has to offer with a lovely fruit + herb filled Gin Fizz

Make it a cocktail or a mocktail

This recipe shines with a clear spirit (Gin or Vodka will work), but it is also perfect as a refreshing mocktail...just omit your spirit of choice!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

This recipe makes 2 cocktails

INGREDIENTS

  • white sugar
  • a handful of mint
  • 10-12 berries of choice - we recommend what's the most in season!
  • 1 lime
  • 4 oz. of Gin or Vodka
  • 8 oz. sparkling water

TOOLS

  • pan for simple syrup
  • muddler or spoon
  • 2 glasses

3 EASY STEPS: SYRUP, MUDDLE + MIX

Step 1: Make the mint simple syrup

Make a quick simple syrup infused with mint:

  • measure 1/2 c. of white sugar into a pan
  • add 1/2 c. of water
  • add 4-5 mint sprigs

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain mint (syrup will be a light green color).

Step 2: Muddle the Berries with lime juice

Time to smash up those beautiful berries! Here's what to do:

  • add 5-6 berries to each glass: raspberries, blackberries, strawberries or blueberries (we used a mix of raspberries and blackberries)
  • squeeze half of a lime into each glass
  • using a muddler or spoon, smash the berries with the lime juice until desired consistency (we kept ours a little chunky to let the berries shine)

Step 3: Mix it up!

You're one step closer to a happy hour! A few final additions:

  • add 3/4 oz. of your mint simple syrup to each glass
  • add 2 oz. of Gin or Vodka to each glass (we used Gin and like the herbal quality it brings to this cocktail)
  • add 4 oz. of sparkling water (for added punch, use a flavored water - we used lime)
  • Gently stir and garnish with a small sprig of mint

CHEERS!

Enjoy!

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