Blackberry Basil Soda

Blackberry Basil Soda

Here is a fun, spring drink for your next brunch or backyard party since it’s finally getting warm to sit outside. The basil brings the freshness and herbaceous flavors to the drink while blackberries give this drink such a cool, deep purple color.

If vodka is not your thing, you can replace with gin, or even tequila. Have fun with this drink! Play with different ingredients like lemon or lime to add a burst of zing. Basil is not your thing? Make thyme or rosemary simple syrup instead. Possibilities are limitless!

Total Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 1 pitcher


  • 2 pints blackberries

  • 1 bunch of basil

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup vodka (or gin)

  • lime-flavored sparkling water


  1. Put blackberries in a blender with 2 cups of water until it becomes a juice consistency. Set that aside.

  2. Make basil simple syrup by boiling 1 cup of sugar, basil, and 1 cup of water in a pot until everything is dissolved for 5-7 minutes.

  3. Combine 2 cups of blackberry juice, 1/2 cup of basil simple syrup, vodka, and sparkling water in a pitcher. Mix it well. Garnish the drink with extra basil and blackberries.