These rosemary blackberry spritzers will be giving you so much life this spring (and summer!) It’s insanely refreshing, and has a gentle touch of sweetness that helps bring all the flavors together. Although I drink mostly water pretty much all day every day, sometimes I like to switch things up. The level of sweetness in most of these commercial beverages is just too damn much, so when I feel inspired to mix things up, I’ll do these fruit-based concoctions.
I love incorporating fresh rosemary into recipes and drinks because it adds such a unique flavor profile. This herb works beautifully with both savory and sweet recipes, which makes it super flexible in the kitchen.
Blackberries rank high on the nutrition scale. Besides the beautiful colors they contribute to this recipe, blackberries are rich in fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K. Studies have shown that blackberries are one of the highest ranking antioxidant foods. Blackberries are also rich in anthocyanins, a powerful phytonutrient that has been shown to reduce cancer risk. So basically, you need to get yourself some blackberries stat.
Let’s go over what you’ll be doing for this recipe. First, you’ll combine the seltzer water, lime juice and maple syrup in a bowl. Stir well and set aside. Next comes the blackberries. Mash up ½ cup of berries in a cup, and then drop that into a large jar. Pour the seltzer water mix into the jar as well, and place the rosemary sprigs into the jar. Pierce a few of the rosemary stems to release the flavors.
When ready to serve, pour into your glasses, top with blackberries and garnish with rosemary sprigs. Enjoy!
- 3 cups seltzer water
- 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 cup blackberries
- 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
In a bowl, combine seltzer water, the juice of 1 lime, and maple syrup
Mash ½ cup of blackberries in a cup
Then add the blackberry mash to a large jar, along with the seltzer water mix, and rosemary sprigs. Make sure to bruise some of the rosemary stems to release the flavors.
When ready to serve, pour into glasses and top with the rest of the blackberries. Garnish with rosemary.