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. The result is tons of flavor without all the extra sugar and calories.
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. Rosemary has been used as an aide for digestion, and rosemary oil has been shown to help with a wide range of skin conditions, including eczema.
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. You’ll want ½ cup frozen, and ½ cup fresh. If buying fresh, simply freeze ½ cup the night before. If buying frozen, thaw ½ cup in the fridge for a couple hours. Okay, so now we’ll mash up ½ cup of fresh or thawed 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 frozen blackberries (they’re like really flavorful ice cubes) and garnish with rosemary sprigs. Enjoy!
- 3 cups seltzer water
- 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 cup blackberries (½ cup fresh, ½ cup frozen)
- 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- In a bowl, combine seltzer water, the juice of 1 lime, and maple syrup
- Mash ½ cup of fresh 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 frozen blackberries. Garnish with rosemary.