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Blackberry Vodka Tonics

Blackberry Vodka Tonics

  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 36 hours (inactive)
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x

Description

Easy vodka tonics with homemade blackberry infused vodka.


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Ingredients

FOR THE BLACKBERRY VODKA:

  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries

FOR THE VODKA TONICS:

  • 2 cups tonic water
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

FOR THE BLACKBERRY VODKA:

  1. Combine blackberries and vodka in a jar or container with an airtight lid.
  2. Put the lid on the container and store blackberry vodka mixture in the fridge for at least three days. I like to give the jar a shake every day or so, just to help the blackberries release all their juices. When vodka is ready, it should be pink in color.
  3. Strain infused vodka through a mesh strainer into a measuring cup. Discard or compost the leftover blackberry pulp (or save it in the freezer for daiquiris!)

FOR THE VODKA TONICS:

  1. Fill 4 cocktail glasses with ice.
  2. Divide blackberry vodka evenly between the glasses (approx. 2 oz. of vodka per glass).
  3. Divide tonic water evenly between the glasses (approx. 1/2 cup of tonic water per glass).
  4. Squeeze the juice of 1 or 2 lime slices into each drink, and drop the limes into the glass as a garnish.
  5. Garnish drinks with a few fresh blackberries (optional) and serve immediately.

Notes

You can use frozen blackberries if fresh ones aren’t in season, but you may need to infuse the vodka for a few extra days to extract the same amount of flavor.

If you’re not sure whether your blackberry vodka is ready, just give it a taste! If you want more blackberry flavor, let it infuse for another day or two.

This recipe is easy to scale up for a crowd. Just use the following ratio: 1 part blackberries, 1 part vodka, 1 part lime (1 part = 1 whole lime), 2 parts tonic water. 1:1:1:2. Easy peasy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 192