Blackberry Sage Vodka Smash Recipe

Made like a mojito but full of deep, rich flavors, the blackberry sage vodka smash is an herbaceous, sweet, fizzy, and fun drink to mix up this summer. This purple cocktail combines the natural sweetness of ripe blackberries, fresh sage's aromatic essence, and vodka's smooth kick. It's a drink that not only quenches your thirst but also adds a touch of bubbly excitement to any gathering.

This cocktail's two-toned look impresses upon sight, but few stop and think about how easy it is to make this flavorful concoction. All you need is a bunch of simple ingredients you can find in any supermarket, plus a pretty glass. If you want to look like a world-class mixologist with little effort, grab your shaker, gather your ingredients, and get ready to shake up some summer fun with this blackberry sage vodka smash.

Gather the ingredients for blackberry sage vodka smash cocktail

To make this refreshing summer cocktail, you will need fresh sage leaves, blackberries, sugar, vodka, lime, soda water, and ice. The sage leaves and blackberries provide a unique herbal and fruity taste, while the sugar adds a touch of sweetness. Vodka adds a spirited kick, while lime juice adds a tangy twist. Soda water brings effervescence and lightness to the drink, and ice keeps it chilled and refreshing. Use crushed ice for a light drink, or a large cocktail cube if you want to avoid diluting the drink further as it is quite light already.

Muddle the sage and blackberries

Place sage leaves, blackberries, and sugar in a highball glass or cocktail shaker. Gently muddle the ingredients for about a minute to extract their flavors. The sage and blackberries will release their aromatic essence, infusing the drink with a delightful combination of herbal and fruity notes.

Mix the rest of the cocktail

Transfer the mixture to a highball glass if you muddled the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Otherwise, continue working in the glass itself. Add ice to the glass, and pour in the vodka, adding a neutral spirit to the concoction. Squeeze lime juice into the dink, infusing a tangy zing to the sweet base. Finally, top it off with soda water, enhancing the drink's effervescence and lightness.

Garnish and serve

To add an elegant touch, garnish your glass with three blackberries on a cocktail spear, creating a visually appealing presentation. Vertically stand a sprig of sage in the glass.

With the cocktail beautifully adorned, it's now time to savor your creation. Serve the drink before the ice melts. It's a beautiful accompaniment to a steak, a nice watercress and berry salad, or a rich dish like broiled lobster tails.

Blackberry Sage Vodka Smash Recipe
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It's easy to look like a world-class mixologist this blackberry sage vodka smash cocktail. All it takes is a few simple ingredients to make this gorgeous drink.
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purple drink with blackberries and sage
Total time: 5 minutes
  • 5 sage leaves
  • 10 blackberries
  • ½ ounce sugar
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • ¼ lime
  • Soda water, for serving
  • Ice, for serving
  1. Place the sage leaves, berries and sugar in a highball glass or a cocktail shaker. Muddle them for a minute to extract their flavor.
  2. If muddling in a shaker, transfer to a highball glass. Add ice and the vodka. Then squeeze in lime juice, and top with soda water.
  3. Garnish the drink with three blackberries on a cocktail spear and a sage sprig.
Calories per Serving 178
Total Fat 0.7 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 19.9 g
Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
Total Sugars 15.0 g
Sodium 110.6 mg
Protein 0.8 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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