it’s gin o’clock: time for a blackberry gin fizz

Blackberry Gin Fizz (2)

It’s been one of those weeks. Nothing more need be said about that.  Time for a drink. I’m heading over to the (not-so) Novice Gardener’s Fiesta Friday for a bit of a party. 

This is a new take on the gin fizz. Cocktail aficionados will have plenty to find fault with here. A real gin fizz most certainly does NOT have ice cream in it. Or blackberries. This is actually more like a blackberry and gin float. But it’s fruity and fizzy and foamy and surprisingly sophisticated. The flavour of the gin shines through. And it’s not overly sweet so if you like your cocktails both creamy and sweet – use ginger-ale instead of Perrier water. Either way, whether you’ve had one of those weeks or not, treat yourself to one of these asap.

Blackberry Gin Fizz

  • 4 oz gin
  • 1/2 cup of blackberries
  • 1 small can Perrier (or ginger-ale if preferred)
  • 2 scoops  vanilla ice cream (I used Haagen-Dazs vanilla but am going to try using a dairy-free ice cream to make this drink for dairy-free daughter next time she’s home)

Whiz the blackberries in the blender until smooth. Use strawberries if you like something a bit less seedy but it’s hard to beat the flavour of blackberries.

Place a small scoop of ice cream in the bottom of a glass – such as a martini glass.

Spoon the blackberries over the ice cream.

Add the gin.

Add Perrier (or ginger-ale) to taste. Give the drink the quickest of stirs and serve immediately.

Bottoms up!

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50 thoughts on “it’s gin o’clock: time for a blackberry gin fizz

  1. Yum. What a great drink to bring to a party! I agree she’s not so novice :) This drink sounds PERFECT. It has all of my fav ingredients. YUM! So summery.

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  3. How much fun is this drink?!! I love how you made it into a float.. its the perfect wind-me-down..and pick-me-up drink for one of those weeks… I’ll meet you at Angie’s place…I’m all about this drink now!! I hope your weekend is beautiful…<3

    • So the WordPress gremlins are at work because I definitely replied to this earlier and now can’t find the reply anywhere. Gin:30 made me laugh out loud. We now celebrate gin o’clock and gin thirty in this household!

  4. How fun! You’ve turned a gin fizz into a gin float! :-) Sorry to hear you had one of those weeks… it’s definitely gin o’clock (maybe with extra ice cream on the side)!
    I can see the Fiesta Friday crowd loves this drink, it looks like a real winner, thanks for bringing this to FF! :-D

  5. Oh wow! The blackberries will be coming in very soon and I will pick them greedily for this gorgeous cocktail/float! How yummy is that? Thanks for bringing this to the always thirsty FF party! “D

  6. Even though I don’t drink I used to like gin. Usually G&T. Or very, very dry martini. I love the flavours going on here. Kind of reminds me of cava and sorbet, which the Spanish drink sometimes. Along with dessert. That’s really nice!

  7. Hello Lindy, sorry for not able to drop by your site in the last couple of months…it’s been crazy for me here in hong kong but I’ll be alright. Never knew gin can be made into such an interesting cocktail. I will sure to try. Summer is approaching and my headache will get worst..just the right remedy for me. Warmly, Danny

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