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Blackberry Cobbler Fizz {spring cocktail}

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This past weekend I had a lot to celebrate.  My BFF drove in from Arizona with her family and it was perfect as always, except never long enough.  Something about being around her just rejuvenates me and fills my soul with happiness. Don’t ya just love your BFFs?  She knows when she comes here, she will be getting A+ cocktails, and this time was no different. To celebrate the release of new Canada Dry Blackberry® (and the recent booming berry season here in CA) I created a cocktail around one of my favorite desserts — blackberry cobbler.  This is a perfect spring drink, bright, fresh and fizzy.

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If you follow my cocktail posts, you will see I am crazy about my rims and garnishes.  I just cannot stand a boring rim!  I thought for this cobbler cocktail, a graham cracker rim was completely mandatory.  How fun and it adds a little crunch when you sip from the glass. Top with a couple blackberries on a bamboo skew and all done.

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Creating cocktails is fun and it gives your guests a unique experience.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a neat bourbon, my go-to nightcap, but when I’m feeling festive, celebratory or friends are over, cocktail it up! I have been a huge fan of Canada Dry Ginger Ale® in cocktails since the beginning.  Ginger is one of my favorite flavors and it marries well with a variety of ingredients.  Canada Dry Ginger Ale®, or the new Blackberry variety gives the perfect fizz to this sweet and tart late afternoon beverage.

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How to muddle

When we are talking berries, we’re talking muddling, right?  Tip #5402 always muddle in a sturdy pint glass, not your drinking glass, which tends to be a bit delicate. I’m serving this Blackberry Cobbler Fizz in a collins glass which has thin walls, a muddler might break it.  Tip #5403 you don’t have to DESTROY what you are muddling.  Release the flavors by a gentle muddle… you will have better results in the end.  Tip #5404 strain your muddled ingredients to avoid pulp, seeds, bits of herbs, etc.  Garnish with full size ingredients (this time, blackberries).

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My BFF visiting also happens to be Erin, the co-founder of In The Know Mom.  The week prior to her visit I was so incredibly busy, but I wanted to organize a girls brunch with her and some of my local girlfriends.  Brunch is one of the easiest ways to set up a spring celebration as the food is simple and so are the cocktails.  Minimal decor is required/expected and who doesn’t love a celebration so early in the day?

Out in our front courtyard I pulled together two bistro table sets and grabbed already existing potted plants from out back.  I wanted the area to be full of spring flowers and bright green succulents!  Cut flowers from the market brought new life to the tables and I opted to simply arrange them in old carafes I had in my kitchen.  Brunch table decor is best minimal, just bring out the fresh fruit that you are featuring in your cocktail (blackberries and lemons today) and keep the beverages flowing!  The early afternoon sun provides perfect light, setting the mood, so you can focus on the food and not setting the atmosphere.

Happy brunching!

Blackberry Cobbler Fizz

5 fresh blackberries,
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz agave nectar
1.5 oz vodka
Canada Dry Ginger Ale®
graham crackers, crushed
blackberries for garnish

Directions

  1. Coat rim of collins glass in agave nectar, then dip rim into crushed graham crackers, rolling to coat.
  2. In a pint glass, muddle blackberries, lemon juice and agave.
  3. Add vodka and ice.  Shake with shaker tin and strain into a graham cracker rimmed glass.  Top with fresh blackberries.  Serve immediately.

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Pick up your Canada Dry Blackberry Ginger Ale® AND the Original “Green Bottle” Canada Dry Ginger Ale® at Walmart in the soft drink aisle!  Don’t forget the rest of your cocktail ingredients, all found at Walmart.

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See more great Canada Dry Ginger Ale® recipe ideas on the Canada Dry Ginger Ale® social hub where you can also enter to win a Canada Dry spring party pack and Walmart gift card!

 

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4 Comments

  1. March 18, 2015 at 7:05 am — Reply

    Oh I have to try this one! How delish!! #client

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