Blackberry Lemonade Spritzer

What we love about this cocktail is that you can really make it your own, depending on your mood. Cleansing? Omit the booze, and make it a fabulous mocktail. Not in the shmood for hard liquor, but still wanna get your buzz on? Swap out the seltzer and vodka for sparkling wine or champagne. 


  • 1 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1 cup water 
  • 1 cup lemon juice 
  • 2 – 3 cups cold water 
  • Fresh blackberries 
  • Vodka 


  • Start by making a simple syrup by heating 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water; sprinkle in some blackberries, squishing them around with a fork or whisk to infuse the syrup 
  • Remove the syrup once all of the sugar is dissolved, and set aside to cool
  • Once the simple syrup is cool, combine with the lemon juice and water 
  • In a cocktail glass with ice, combine the blackberry lemonade, with a splash of seltzer and as much vodka as desired 😉

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