This refreshing Blackberry Thyme Mocktail is an alcohol-free beverage with a delicious combination of fresh blackberries and thyme. So simple to make and perfect to share with friends.
If you enjoy the flavor perfect combination of blackberry and thyme, then be sure to also try your hand at making a Blackberry Thyme Margarita.
We all have our ways of relaxing and some of us prefer to relax with a delicious cocktail, while others prefer to sip on a fancy beverage minus the alcohol. Either way, this drink can be enjoyed with or without alcohol.
The recipe for this quick and easy blackberry thyme mocktail begins by stirring together some fresh blackberries, sugar, thyme, and water together in a pan to make the simple syrup and the foundation for this drink.
Once that has had time to cool, you will pour a tablespoon or two into a couple of your favorite serving glasses 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.
Let's get started!
- Fresh blackberries - Grab some fresh blackberries that can be located in the produce section at your local grocery store. You may choose to use organic or traditional, it is completely left up to your preference and availability.
- Water - This will help to make the simple syrup. Try using filtered water.
- Cane sugar - Use pure cane sugar to sweeten the homemade simple syrup and the mocktail overall. You may also substitute regular granulated sugar as well.
- Fresh thyme - Make sure to use fresh thyme for this drink recipe. It truly makes a difference!
- Club soda - Used to top off our mocktail and dilute the syrup. You may use plain or any carbonated water that you prefer.
- Ice - This will cool the drink, use as much or as little as you prefer.
In a small saucepan or skillet over medium heat, mix together the fresh blackberries, water, a sprig of thyme, and cane sugar. Allow it to come to a low boil. Gently mash the fresh blackberries in the pan once they have had time to soften.
Adjust the heat to low and allow the syrup to simmer for at least 10 minutes. Once the mixture has had time to thicken a little, strain it into a glass jar, and allow the blackberry syrup to cool for about 5 minutes.
Using two glasses, pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of blackberry syrup into the bottom (depending on the desired level of sweetness), and add the ice.
Top with club soda, and serve with a sprig of thyme in each glass and fresh blackberries.
Stir before serving, sip, and enjoy!
- Be sure to use fresh thyme only! Do not substitute dried thyme from the spice rack as it will totally change the flavor profile. Fresh is best for this drink recipe.
- Strain the syrup mixture to remove any pulp or seeds.
- You may substitute the club soda with your favorite flavor of carbonated water. Try using berry or black raspberry.
- For an alcoholic version, try adding gin or vodka.
- Store any leftover blackberry thyme syrup in the refrigerator in an airtight container or jar with a lid for 10 to 15 days. It can also be made in advance.
Use any leftover syrup to freshen up the two drinks for two more servings or store it in a glass jar with a lid in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
Blackberry Thyme Mocktail
- ⅓ cup fresh blackberries
- ⅓ cup water
- ⅓ cup cane sugar
- 3 sprigs of thyme
- club soda
- extra blackberries and thyme for garnish
- In a small saucepan or skillet over medium heat, mix the ⅓ cup fresh blackberries, ⅓ cup water, 1 sprig of thyme, ⅓ cup cane sugar and bring to a boil. Gently mash the fresh blackberries in the pan once they have had time to soften.
- Adjust the heat to low and allow the syrup to simmer for 10 minutes. Once the mixture has had time to thicken a little, strain into a glass jar, and allow the blackberry syrup to cool for at least 5 minutes.
- Using two glasses, pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of blackberry syrup in the bottom (depending on desired level of sweetness), add the ice, top with club soda, and serve with a sprig of thyme in each glass, and fresh blackberries. Stir before serving.
- Use the leftover syrup to freshen up the two drinks for two more servings or store in a jar with a lid in the refrigerator up to 10 days.
- The recipe makes enough for 4 medium mocktails or 2 large mocktails.
- Feel free to substitute the club soda for flavored sparkling water.
- If you prefer an alcohol version, add a shot of vodka to each serving.
*All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
Original post date 05/25/2020. Updated 06/20/2022.
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