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Blackberry-Basil Spritzer

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Blogger Lauren Keating of Healthy-Delicious.com shares a springtime cocktail fresh from the garden.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 5 min
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

1
tablespoon sugar
1
tablespoon water
10
blackberries
Juice of 1 lemon
2
tablespoons gin or blackberry-flavored vodka, if desired
4
fresh basil leaves
Ice
1
cup club soda (8 oz)

Directions

  • 1 In cocktail shaker, place sugar and water; stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • 2 Cut 8 of the blackberries into quarters; add to shaker. Add lemon juice, gin and 2 of the basil leaves. Fill shaker with ice. Cover tightly with shaker lid; shake vigorously.
  • 3 Strain mixture into 2 cocktail glasses filled with ice. Top each glass with 1/2 cup club soda. Garnish each with 1 whole blackberry and 1 basil leaf. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 45
  • Fat 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Sodium 25mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
25mg
25%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

Shaking the cocktail is what chills it—don’t be afraid to shake it nice and hard!

If you can find them, try using Meyer lemons in this drink. They’re slightly sweeter and less acidic than more common varieties.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 03/07/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
25mg
25%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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