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5 foraged cocktail recipes

By: Enrique Gili on Oct. 5, 2011, 5:03 p.m.
Blackberry Cocktail

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Blackberry Cocktail

Ripe juicy berries picked at the height of the summer season with booze. Yum!
Blackberry Cocktail


  • 1 pint wild blackberries
  • 6 ounces water
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 ounces white sugar
  • 1 liter dry sparkling wine or lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 4.5 ounces vodka
  • chilled blackberries and lemon wedges to garnish (optional)
Time estimates

Prep time: 30 minutes

Total time: 3 hours 30 minutes to include refrigeration


  1. Combine the first four ingredients in a sauce pan. Bring contents to a boil and simmer 
for 20 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced. Strain syrup through sieve into a mason jar removing the pulp. Seal and chill for about 3 hours. Makes about 1 cup.
  2. Combine the blackberry syrup, vodka, wine or lemon-lime soda in a small pitcher. Stir and pour over ice.

Serves 4-6