Blackberry Thyme Mocktail – This beverage is completely alcohol free but still just as delicious and perfect for a refreshing springtime day.
Yay…So glad that it is Friday!
This week has been so crazy and all over the place for me. I had so many things to take care of, some of those things have actually been left unfinished, and there are things that I just want to forget they even happened this week. Needless to say, I am so ready for the weekend to begin so that I can just kick back and enjoy the evening with a good beverage.
We all have our own ways of relaxing and some of us prefer to relax with a delicious cocktail, while others are such lightweights that we prefer to sit on the sidelines and just sip a fancy beverage minus the alcohol. Either way, this drink can be enjoyed with or without the alcohol. If you prefer the alcohol, simply substitute the club soda in this recipe for your favorite clear alcohol or even some champagne.
The recipe for this quick and easy blackberry thyme mocktail begins by stirring together some fresh blackberries, sugar, thyme, and water together in a saucepan to make the simple syrup and foundation for this drink. Once that has had time to cool, you will pour a few tablespoons into a couple of your favorite glass and add in some ice, followed by club soda, and garnished with a few fresh blackberries and a sprig of thyme. This drink is refreshing, flavorful, and perfect to enjoy any day of the week.
Blackberry Thyme Mocktail Ingredients:
- 1/3 cup fresh blackberries
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 sprigs of thyme
- club soda
- extra blackberries and thyme for garnish
In a small saucepan over medium heat, mix the blackberries, water, one sprig of thyme, sugar and bring to a boil. Turn on low heat and let simmer for 10 minutes. Once the mixture has thickened, strain, and allow the blackberry syrup to cool for at least 5 minutes.
Using two glasses, pour 2 tablespoons of blackberry syrup in the bottom, add the ice, top with club soda, and serve with a sprig of thyme in each glass, and fresh blackberries. The recipe makes enough for 4 medium mocktails or 2 large.