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why you’ll love this recipe
- Blackberry Mocktail is quick and easy to make!
- It’s refreshing, has no added sugar and is secretly healthy, but you’d never know it!
- Made with only five simple ingredients.
- Full of electrolytes and antioxidants from the coconut water and blackberries.
- Although this is a mocktail, you absolutely can add in your favorite alcoholic beverage.
- A drink recipe that’s perfect for the kids!
- This non-alcoholic drink is bright and vibrant in color.
- Blackberries are packed with Vitamin C and fibre!
- Check out my Cucumber Mint Mocktail for another great alcoholic option!
ingredients and Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Blackberry Mocktail. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
I recommend using fresh blackberries, although I have not tried this recipe with frozen berries, i’m sure it will work. Just let them thaw ahead.
Fresh basil adds a lovely flavor and aroma to this mocktail, you can also use mint instead.
Lime juice adds the perfect amount of tang, you can use lemon in replace.
I used coconut water which is naturally sweet and adds a lovely flavor. Just be sure to check the ingredients and use a coconut water that has only one ingredient.
Sparkling water or club soda adds the perfect amount of fizz to this mocktail recipe. Try to stay away from tonic water as it is usually filled with other ingredients.
Chili fruit powder or tajin for the rim adds a nice touch!
how to make
ONE: Start by adding the blackberries, basil and lime juice to a cocktail shaker, then muddle them until the berries are broken down and there is a good amount of juice.
TWO: Next, add in the coconut water and ice and shake until well combined. Prepare a glass by brushing a lime wedge around the rim, and then dipping in chile powder. This is optional, but strongly encouraged.
THREE: Fill the glass with ice and then pour in the blackberry mixture 3/4 of the way full. Finish it off with the sparkling water and garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!
Tips and tricks
Use a cocktail shaker and muddler for best results. If you don’t have one, you can also use a fork to smashed the berries and basil together.
Rim the line of the glass with chili powder, salt or tajin.
How to serve and store
Serve this blackberry mocktail with dinner or enjoy for a little happy hour at home.
This drink is best enjoyed once it’s made, but if you have any leftovers, it’s best to store it separately from the ice so that way your mocktail doesn’t get watered down.
If you like your beverage to be really sweet, add in honey, agave or maple syrup.
Since there is no added sugar in this mocktail, it’s not overly sweet but instead perfectly sweet (in my opinion). You can however add in maple syrup, honey or agave to add more sweetness if preferred.
This blackberry mocktail is incredibly refreshing, light and full of flavor.
frequently asked questions
Yes totally! Try blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries.
Yes! I would recommend mint.
I’d recommend muddling the berries, basil and lime juice together and then when ready to serve, add in the ice, coconut water and sparkling water.
other recipes you may like
- Cucumber Mint Mocktail
- Coconut Margarita
- Mango Dragonfruit Refresher
- Spicy Cucumber Margarita
- Strawberry Moscow Mule
If you make this Blackberry Mocktail, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on Instagram, Tiktok or Pinterest!