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Blackberry Ginger Smash with Thyme

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Ideal for entertaining, this refreshing non-alcoholic Blackberry Ginger Smash is made with muddled blackberries, lemon, ginger beer and fresh thyme.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Blackberry Ginger Smash

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Ideal for entertaining, this refreshing non-alcoholic Blackberry Ginger Smash is made with muddled blackberries, lemon, ginger beer and fresh thyme.
PREP: 5 mins
TOTAL: 5 mins
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 lemon (cut in wedges)
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 12 ounces ginger beer
  • 12 ounces club soda
  • ice


  • 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.


To turn this into a cocktail, add 1 ounce rum, gin or vodka to each glass.


Calories: 74kcalCarbohydrates: 18.6gProtein: 0.5gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 35mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16.8g

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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


  1. This is so refreshing! The perfect drink for the warm weather. I love fresh fruits too! I’m also loving the combination of flavors you chose for this drink. Great drink!

    And yey for the virtual baby shower!

  2. I so appreciate a good cocktail, well ok a good mock tail these days! The ginger in this is the key for me, I cannot wait to whip one up! Thank you for participating in the shower for Taylor!

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