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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Refreshing Blackberry Sage Cooler



During this time of year, fresh delicious fruit are abundant.  Blackberries are an amazing addition to beverages and once you try this tingly sweet libation you will be convinced. I once had a blackberry margarita in a restaurant and my taste buds were forever changed.  I had never had a drink with blackberry and It was so deliciously different that I found myself fantasizing about all of the things I could create with fresh blackberries. And then this unique refreshing drink was created !

 Refreshing and effervescent. Perfect for sunny days outdoors or kicking your feet up and having a sip and a smile:-). This sweet fruity concoction will wake up your sleeping. taste buds A sweet blend of fresh blackberries, fresh sage and 7-up or ginger ale. This is absolutely amazing with sparkling water and a great alternative to soda.


             Blackberry Sage Cooler

             Ingredients
          
             10 Sage leaves

             4 tablespoons sugar

            1 cup water

            8 ounces of fresh blackberries


 Bring the water and sugar to a boil  until sugar dissolves. Crush sage leaves with the back of a spoon and add to mixture. Turn off heat and let sage infuse the mixture for 20 minutes. Puree the blackberries in a blender and then strain the blackberries through a strainer. I like to leave a tiny amount of unstrained blackberries for extra color and texture.

To serve, place a tablespoon or two of the blackberry puree into a glass and then place a tablespoon of the sage simple syrup and top off with 8 ounces of  your choice of 7-up, ginger ale or sparkling water. You can also make this a sophisticated adult drink by omitting the other options and adding Prosecco instead.





I can show you better than I can tell you how good this is. The sugared rim and frozen blackberries as ice cubes are the perfect touch


Cheers!

13 comments:

Sunshine said...

That sounds and looks very refreshing.

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LV said...

@Sunshine,

It is very refreshing and so tasty. You should try it. Now I want to put blackberries in everything, LOL

The Wearwithal said...

Yum! those look so delicious and refreshing!!

Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef said...

This drink sounds exquisite! Can't wait to try it myself.

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

Sage - what a good idea! This drink does sound refreshing for the summer.
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yummychunklet said...

I do like the twist on the herb by using sage. Very different!

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

I'd love to have one of these drinks! It is so hot here!

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Sabrilett said...

Omg I want one so badly now ): sadly is not blackberry season here were I live ):

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The Simply Kelly said...

beautiful pics and it make me want to drink it...look so delicious and refreshing !!!!!

τreciä said...

Looks like something to try. thanks for sharing!

Rakel said...

great pics!

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

Wow! So we have all of those ingredients already, so I just showed this to the hubby. He is going to make it for us! :)

theM.A.D.creationist said...

WOW!

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