Floral, slightly sweet and impossibly smooth with a fruit forward taste, this Blackberry Peach Elderflower Cocktail is the perfect way to celebrate the extended holiday weekend. Easy on the eyes, and even easier to sip, this refreshing libation is how you should toast the unofficial end of summer!
8Thin Slices Peachplus more for garnish (about 1/3 of a peach)
8Blackberriesplus more for garnish
8Mint Leavesplus more for garnish
½Lemon – juiced
Agave Nectarto taste (optional)
Spriteto taste (optional)
In a cocktail shaker (or glass), muddle the blackberries, peach slices and mint leaves until the fruit releases its juices.
Add in the vodka, liqueur, lemon juice, agave (if using) and ice. Shake vigorously until the shaker is very cold to the touch.
Fill two rocks glass with ice.
Strain cocktail into glasses and top with sprite if using. Garnish as desired. Enjoy!
1. While the recipe is written for 2 cocktails, it is very easy to double, triple, or even quadruple the recipe.2. The recipe indicates plain vodka, but if you have access to peach flavored vodka, I urge you to use that instead!3. The agave nectar in the recipe is optional. However, if you like your cocktail on the sweet side you might want to add a splash or two of agave to the cocktail. I added 1 teaspoons of agave to the cocktail shaker when making mine, but you should always make cocktails to YOUR taste!4. Topping the cocktail off with sprite is optional as well! If you like a stiff drink, I would nix the sprite. However if you are looking for more of a spritzer style drink, try adding a splash or two of sprite (or club soda) to the cocktail. Just make sure you are adding the soda to the cocktail and NOT to the shaker. Do NOT try to shake the soda!! It will end up fizzing and exploding, which is never good.5. Please remember you should always make your cocktails to taste!! The measurements in the recipe are mere suggestions; you should use the recipe as a guide and not a rule book. If you like a stiffer drink, add more vodka. If you really love fresh fruit, add more blackberries and peaches. Just do you!