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A blackberry cucumber spritzer on a silver platter with purple flowers and a can of La Croix.

Blackberry-Cucumber-Vanilla Vodka Spritzer


  • Author: Amanda McGrory-Dixon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x

Description

Meet the most perfect summer cocktail! Muddled blackberries give this vodka spritzer a lovely color, and the fresh cucumber and mint add a refreshing touch. If enjoying fruity cocktails is on your summer agenda, this bubbly blackberry-cucumber vodka spritzer is just what you need.


Ingredients

Scale

For Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar

For Blackberry-Cucumber-Vanilla Vodka Spritzer
1/4 cup cucumber juice from a whole cucumber
Splash of water
1/4 cup blackberries
Mint leaves from a sprig
1/2 lime, juiced
2 ounces vanilla vodka
1 ounce simple syrup
Ice
A splash of La Croix Muré Pepino, club soda or your favorite sparkling water


Instructions

For Simple Syrup

  1. Simmer the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir frequently to dissolve the sugar.
  2. As soon as the sugar dissolves, remove from heat and chill in the refrigerator. It will store for several weeks.

For Blackberry-Cucumber-Vanilla Vodka Spritzer

  1. Cut the cucumber into chunks and add to the blender with a splash of water. Blend until smooth. Place a bowl underneath a fine-mesh sieve and pour the cucumber puree into the sieve. Discard the solids collected in the sieve and use 1/4 cup of cucumber juice for cocktail.
  2. Add the cucumber juice along with blackberries and mint to a cocktail shaker and muddle until the berries break down.
  3. Add the vanilla vodka, lime juice, simple syrup and a handful ice. Shake for about 15-30 seconds until the shaker turns frosty. Replace the top of the shaker with a strainer and pour into highball glasses with ice. Top with desired amount of La Croix Muré Pepino or sparkling beverage of your choice. Garnish with additional lime, mint and a blackberry if you'd like. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can also use store-bought simple syrup, though I prefer to make my own.
  • If you have extra additional cucumber juice, you can freeze it for future use.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 drink
  • Calories: 280
  • Sugar: 32
  • Sodium: 5
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 66
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: cucumber cocktail, blackberry cocktail, vodka spritzer, vodka cocktail