Kevin and I have a new tradition with our neighbors where we have cocktails on their porch and let the dogs run around their backyard on Sunday evenings. It's a great way to relax, enjoy the outdoors, and wear out the pups before a new week starts. They supplied the first two rounds, so I knew it was time for us to step up to the plate and bring over a tasty concoction. I came across this recipe in Wine Enthusiast when I was at the pool last Saturday and thought it was the perfect summer cocktail! Citrus and fresh blackberries... what could say summer more?
Blackberry Lime Rickey
- 2 oz. vodka, we use Tito's
- 3-5 blackberries, depending on size (I used 5 of the ones in the photo above)
- 1/2 oz. lime juice
- Sweetener to taste - I used 1 tsp of light agave nectar
- Prosecco to top off the glass
Muddle the blackberries in a shaker. Add in the vodka, lime juice, sweetener, and ice. Shake, shake, shake! Return the cocktail to a glass and top it off with Prosecco! Easy, peasy!
If you don't have a muddler, I'm sure there is something in your kitchen drawers that will work. However, I will say that having a real muddler makes it SO much easier. We purchased this one on our second taste test of the cocktail and it made crushing the blackberries a breeze!