Blackberry Gin Fizz

INGREDIENTS

1 6–ounce container blackberries
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups gin
1 cup fresh lime juice
Club soda
8 sprigs Thai basil or sweet basil

DIRECTIONS:

Purée blackberries and sugar in a blender. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved, about 10 minutes. Strain purée through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher (there will be about 3/4 cup); discard seeds in sieve.

Stir gin and lime juice into pitcher with pureed berries.

Divide drink among ice-filled glasses; top with soda. Garnish each with a basil sprig.

SERVES: 8

CREDITS: Dave Mueller