Blackberry Beret

By: Hannah Lee Leidy

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Makes one mocktail

    Blackberry Basil Syrup
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 2 cups demerara sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups basil
  • Blackberry Beret
  • 2 ounces blackberry basil syrup
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Club soda
  • Garnish: blackberries

Make the blackberry basil syrup

  1. In a sauce pan, muddle blackberries.
  2. Add water and sugar, then bring to a boil.
  3. Turn down heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Turn off heat, add basil, then cover.
  5. Let steep for 10 minutes. Strain all ingredients out of mixture.
  6. Can be stored in refrigerator for one week.

Make the mocktail

  1. Fill hurricane glass with crushed ice.
  2. Add syrup and lime.
  3. Fill glass ¾ with ginger beer.
  4. Top with soda. Garnish with 2 blackberries.


  • Recipe by
    Jackson Gilstrap of Jasper's, Nashville, Tennessee

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