A festive and refreshing cocktail to make all year long.

Recipe & Photo by @carolinaverbena

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Well, we made it through the first week of the year! And I'd say that under the circumstances, we all deserve to celebrate!

For your weekend enjoyment, today I bring you a simple and refreshing concoction by @carolinaverbena that would be delicious to sip on by the fire or to enjoy while soaking up some sun at the beach! Just a few ingredients and easy to make, this is a recipe to keep in your cocktail repertoire.

COCKTAIL: Blackberry Ginger Smash


1 1/2 oz Bourbon or Vodka

1/2 oz Lime juice

5 Fresh or frozen blackberries⠀

Ginger Ale

Garnish: Fresh rosemary sprig


Muddle the blackberries and lime juice in a glass. Add ice and your chosen spirit. Top with Ginger Ale and garnish with more berries and a sprig of fresh rosemary.⠀

MAKE IT A MOCKTAIL: For those of you participating in Dry January or who simply don't drink booze, I'll be sharing some recipes that are easy and delicious to make with or without the booze. For this one, simply leave out the alcohol and it's ready to enjoy!

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