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Blackberry Thyme Mocktail

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A Blackberry Thyme Mocktail is a refreshing alcohol-free beverage that has a delicious combination of fresh blackberries and fresh thyme. Easy and perfect to make and share with friends.

overhead view of two blackberry thyme mocktails in glasses

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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 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 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.

What ingredients are needed for this blackberry drink?

fresh blueberries, thyme, and sugar in small glass bowls

  1. Fresh blackberries
  2. Water
  3. Cane sugar
  4. Fresh thyme
  5. Club soda
  6. Ice

How to make this blackberry thyme mocktail recipe:

In a small saucepan or skillet over medium heat, mix the fresh blackberries, water, 1 sprig of thyme, cane sugar and bring to a boil.

blackberries, thyme, sugar, and water in small skillet

Gently mash the fresh blackberries in the pan once they have had time to soften.

ingredients for blackberry syrup in small skillet

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.

blackberry syrup in glass jar

Using two glasses, pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of blackberry syrup in the bottom (depending on the 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.

blackberry syrup and ice in serving glassclub soda, blackberry syrup, and ice in glass

Use the leftover syrup to freshen up the two drinks for two more servings or store in a glass jar with a lid in the refrigerator up to 10 days.

close up side view blackberry mocktail in drinking glass

overhead view of blackberry mocktail in glass with napkin

Blackberry Thyme Mocktail

A Blackberry Thyme Mocktail is a refreshing alcohol free beverage that has a delicious combination of fresh blackberries and fresh thyme. Easy to make and perfect to make and share with friends.
5 from 12 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry thyme mocktail
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 70kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • ice
  • club soda
  • extra blackberries and thyme for garnish

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan or skillet over medium heat, mix the 1/3 cup fresh blackberries, 1/3 cup water, 1 sprig of thyme, 1/3 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.

Notes

  • 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. 

Nutrition

Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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blackberry thyme mocktail in glass ready to serve

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Tamara
    April 30, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    It’s GORGEOUS. I’m a mocktail girl. I don’t drink at all. This looks amazing and your lens is amazing too!

    • Reply
      admin
      May 2, 2017 at 12:06 PM

      Thank you so much!! That means a lot coming from a professional photographer 🙂

  • Reply
    Sonya
    April 30, 2017 at 6:01 PM

    I have lots of thyme growing in y garden box. So I will have to try this recipe.

    • Reply
      admin
      May 2, 2017 at 12:09 PM

      Thyme did really well for me this year also, so I am trying to come up with creative ways to use it.

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    EA Stewart
    June 2, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    5 stars
    This looks so pretty and refreshing! I’ve been looking for some more mocktail recipes latest and this looks perfect-especially with the thyme and blackberries. Cheers!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 2, 2020 at 10:38 PM

      Thank you so much! Cheers!

  • Reply
    Brittany Fiero
    June 4, 2020 at 10:40 PM

    5 stars
    This looks so refreshing and perfect for summer! The thyme and blueberries together sound amazing! I will be trying this soon.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 9, 2020 at 7:20 AM

      Thank you Brittany! I really is the perfect summer drink!

  • Reply
    Desirée
    June 4, 2020 at 11:48 PM

    5 stars
    I love all things blackberry! I’m so hyped to try this!!!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 9, 2020 at 7:20 AM

      Thank you Desiree, yes to all things blackberry!!

  • Reply
    Capri
    June 5, 2020 at 9:36 PM

    5 stars
    I love that you made the blackberry syrup from scratch, and so easily! The thyme is the perfect addition! I made this and it came out incredible! I saved some in a carafe in my fridge for a refreshing go-to drink!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 9, 2020 at 7:21 AM

      Thank you Capri! I save my in the refrigerator as well to use anytime 🙂

  • Reply
    Katrina Adams
    June 6, 2020 at 10:35 AM

    5 stars
    This cocktail says Summer!! I love it!! 🍹

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 9, 2020 at 7:21 AM

      Thank you Katrina! Very much Summer!!

  • Reply
    Marta
    June 6, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    5 stars
    So, but, Lakita, say I accidentally dropped gin in this Blackberry Thyme Mocktail, I’d still be okay, right? I served this to the kids last night and they fell in love with it.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 9, 2020 at 7:23 AM

      Thank you Marta! You can certainly use gin with this. I use it with vodka, so drop it on in there!

  • Reply
    Nij
    June 6, 2020 at 6:27 PM

    5 stars
    We just got fresh thyme in our co-op box this week. Excited to try this, interesting twist.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 9, 2020 at 7:23 AM

      Thank you Nij! Perfect timing!

  • Reply
    Chenée
    June 7, 2020 at 4:01 PM

    5 stars
    This looks so light and refreshing. I can’t wait to make it — I have thyme in my garden right now!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 9, 2020 at 7:24 AM

      Thank you Chenee! Great way to use fresh thyme!

  • Reply
    Andrea
    June 8, 2020 at 10:16 PM

    5 stars
    Blackberry and thyme, what tasty combo!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 9, 2020 at 7:24 AM

      Thank you Andrea…so perfect!

  • Reply
    Tamara
    June 10, 2020 at 11:50 AM

    5 stars
    That blackberry reduction is AMAZING! It is such a versatile fruit, and I love this use for it. Definitely adding these to our summertime menu!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      June 10, 2020 at 2:08 PM

      Thank you so much Tamara! It is so good.

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