The best refreshing drink, featuring blackberries, lime, and rosewater, is called virgin blackberry rosewater smash.
I know Spring is in its full blow but I’m already dreaming about refreshing Summer drink.
So I’m getting ready for Summer with one of the best Summer staple fruits – blackberries.
When they are in season, I freeze them, so I can use them for baking or for drinks throughout the year. If you have access to some delicious frozen blackberries or they happen to be in season, you need to make this mocktail. It’s made with smashed blackberries, some sugar, rosewater, and lime juice and topped with either water or sparkling water – whatever you prefer.
Of course, if you’re making a party and you wanna add some booze, that’s totally fine. A splash of gin or vodka would also make a great drink.
But these days, mocktails are my jam! Especially drinks with flowers. Luckily I still have some elderflower cordial from last year, although elderflowers are starting to bloom again so soon I’ll be making a fresh one 🙂
So this blackberry rosewater smash is a really easy drink to make.
After making some simple rose water syrup, just mix it with some smashed blackberries, lime juice, and water or sparkling water and you’ve got yourself the most delicious refreshing treat!
How to make simple syrup?
It’s actually very easy. All you need to do is combine the same amounts of water and sugar and cook until the sugar just dissolves. You don’t need to cook past that, it’s done. After the syrup has cooled down, add the rose water. I like to add it after the syrup has cooled so all the essential oils (and flavors!!) stay intact.
What if you don’t have rose water?
So you have no rose water, I get it it’s not something everyone has in their kitchen. That’s not a problem at all. I like rosewater because it adds such a nice flowery flavor.
So if you happen to have some elderflower or lilac syrup, you can use those too!
Virgin Blackberry Rosewater Smash
Rose water simple syrup (can be replaced by 1/2 cup lilac or elderflower syrup)
- ⅓ cup unrefined cane sugar
- ⅓ cup water
- 4 tsp rosewater
- 2 cups blackberries fresh or thawed frozen
- 2 tsp lime juice
- 1½ cups water or sparkling water
In a small saucepan combine water and sugar. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
Let cool to room temperature, then add rose water and stir well.
Divide blackberries, lime juice, and rose water simple syrup into four glasses and use a muddler to pureé the blackberries.
Add some ice to the glass and pour over water or sparkling water.