Meet your new favorite cocktail! This light and refreshing Blackberry Collins will be the hit of all your summer soirées!
It’s getting hot here in Arizona. This weekend we should be having our first 100+ temps of the year. While I’m bummed to see the cooler temps go, I’m super happy they lasted this long. With hotter days comes more time around the pool and finding ways to stay cool. Normally, I’m a Guinness and whiskey girl, but once summer hits I crave a good Kölsch and light, refreshing cocktails. I’ve been drinking Tom Collins cocktails for years, but this summer I’m jazzing things up.
Blackberry is my current flavor obsession. It’s seasonal, delicious, and goes great with citrus flavors – another cocktail staple. Put together my Tom Collins & blackberry and voila! The blackberry collins is born! This drink is perfect for hanging out with friends and having fun.
Now, the start to any good cocktail is good spirits. I love using Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin in my collins. The quality is second to none and it’s an award-winning spirit that offers great taste at a great value. (Becuase honestly, I don’t like to spend an arm and a leg for a great cocktail.) Seagrams Extra Dry Gin is also great for mixing. The combination of botanicals and smooth mellow taste make Seagram’s Gin easy to enjoy, and with 7 different flavors you can mix and match it with your favorite cocktails.
I had a couple of friends over to try my new drink the other day and we made a night of it. A pitcher of Blackberry Collins, snacks, and darts of the patio. It was a blast! Hanging out at home with my crew is my favorite…and a million times less expensive than and night out at the bar and an Uber home. One of my favorite things about this drink it that you can make it as an individual drink, or whip up a pitcher cocktail for a crowd. Having an easy bar option as a hostess is a life saver!
- 2½ ounces Seagrams Extra Dry Gin
- 1 ounce blackberry syrup
- ½ ounce triple sec
- Juice of ½ lemon (about ½ ounce)
- 4 ounces soda water
- Lemon slices, for garnish
- Pour Seagrams Extra Dry Gin, blackberry syrup, triple sec, lemon juice, and soda water into a cocktail shaker. Stir to combine. DO NOT shake!
- Fill a collins glass with ice.
- Pour the cocktail into the glass and garnish with a lemon slice.
- Serve immediately.