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
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