The weekend is a time for indulgence but also a time for rest! So if you’re looking for some easy extravagance, fizzy blackberry lemonade is the cocktail for you! This cocktail is super refreshing, perfect for a picnic in the sun and it’s good for you! Think smoothie-cum-Bellini.
What you’ll need:
2 Lemons cut into quarters, pips removed
Sprig of fresh mint
50g Icing sugar
Prosecco or Soda depending on if you want to get a little tipsy or not!
Put the blackberries, lemons, mint leaves and icing sugar into a food processor adding 200ml of water.
Blitz in the food processor until the mix is the texture of a smoothie. Don’t worry about the seeds from the blackberries; you’re about to sort this out!
Strain the mix in a fine sieve into a jug. This is pretty messy, I wouldn’t advise wearing white. The liquid may need a little help - you can stir with a teaspoon in the sieve to help it through. Leave the mixture in the fridge to cool.
Half fill the glass with blackberry mixture and the fill the rest with soda water or Prosecco. Sit back, enjoy the sun, and refresh yourself!
Words and Images – Esther Jackson-Burton