Ideal for entertaining, this refreshing non-alcoholic Blackberry Ginger Smash is made with muddled blackberries, lemon, ginger beer and fresh thyme.
When it comes to warm weather celebrations, I am all about the fresh fruit cocktail (or mocktail!) Today is no exception which is why I’ve created this Blackberry Ginger Smash with Thyme to celebrate the Surprise Virtual Baby Shower for my friend Taylor of Greens & Chocolate. She’s expecting a baby BOY next month and I couldn’t be more excited for her!
As you know, we get pretty serious about produce season here in Michigan. Once the weather finally heats up, we are knee-deep in fresh fruit until winter rolls around.
Whether it’s strawberries, peaches, watermelon or blackberries, you will find me muddling them with fresh herbs and turning them into a fun drink. Since this is a baby shower I decided to keep it alcohol-free but the sweet berries, spicy ginger beer and fragrant thyme would pair perfectly with gin, vodka or rum.
Cheers to you and your growing family Taylor! I wish you all the best as you begin this exciting new chapter of life! Boys are the BEST!
Your straw is waiting.
- 1 cup blackberries
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 lemon - cut in wedges
- 4 sprigs thyme
- 12 ounces ginger beer
- 12 ounces club soda
- Place blackberries, sugar, lemon wedges and thyme in the bottom of a glass pitcher.
- Break down the blackberries using a cocktail muddler or the back of a large wooden spoon.
- Add ginger beer and club soda to the pitcher and stir once.
- Fill four glasses with ice and pour mixture to serve.
Be sure to check out the rest of the party treats created just for Taylor!
Mini Pavlovas with Blueberries and Kiwi from Garnish with Lemon
Quick Jam from Mrs. Olson’s Kitchen
Cheesy Polenta Cakes with Blueberry and Corn Relish from Girl Versus Dough
DIY Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch Clif Bars from Fit Foodie Finds
Lemon Cupcakes with Fresh Blueberry Icing from Making Thyme for Health
Caramelized Onion and Cheddar Gougeres from The Cooking Actress
Strawberry, Cucumber and Mozzarella Phyllo Cups from Cookie Monster Cooking
Blueberry Lemon Donut Muffins from A Kitchen Addiction