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Blackberry Basil and Balsamic Mocktail | Real Food Well

Blackberry Basil Balsamic Mocktail

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  • Author: Cheryl Englebretson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: beverages
  • Method: hand mix
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This non-alcoholic blackberry and basil cocktail is simple and surprisingly refreshing.


  • 1/4 cup cane sugar (or honey or maple syrup)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup blackberries
  • 3 basil leaves
  • 1 tsp. aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 oz. lemon ginger seltzer water (or ginger beer)


  1. Start by making the simple syrup. Combine equal parts water and sugar, bring to a boil and then simmer gently until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Muddle the blackberries, basil and balsamic in a glass or small bowl until it is a jam or syrup consistency. Transfer 1-2 Tbsp. of the mixture to a small sieve.
  3. Hold the sieve over a glass and pour the seltzer water over the blackberry mixture into the glass. Add the lime juice and 1 Tbsp. of simple syrup and stir. Taste and add more syrup or lime juice to your taste.
  4. Add some ice to the glass and garnish with a lime slice before serving.


  • Substitute ginger beer for the seltzer water, if you prefer.
  • If you don’t have flavored seltzer available, use a plain seltzer and add a little ginger juice to it, along with some additional lime or lemon juice.
  • If you don’t want to bother making simple syrup, just add a little maple syrup to your glass. Simple syrup will keep in the refrigerator for months, if you make it.