Craving a mocktail that’s both refreshing and alcohol-free? Our Blackberry Lemon Thyme Fizz mocktail will hit the spot.
For this recipe, we’ve carefully crafted a Blackberry Lemon Thyme quick shrub – a unique ingredient that adds depth and complexity to the drink. A shrub is a slightly tangy syrup made by combining vinegar, fruit, sweeteners, and herbs. In the world of mixology and culinary traditions, shrubs have a long and rich history. Dating back centuries, shrubs were used as a way to preserve the flavors of fruits and add a tangy twist to beverages. Originally concocted as a method for extending the shelf life of fruits, shrubs have evolved into beloved flavor enhancers that lend a distinctive touch to modern cocktails. In our quick shrub, we blend tangy vinegar with juicy Clif Family Organic Blackberry Preserves, sweet Clif Family Solar Grown™ Raw Honey, and a touch of lemon thyme. The result? A burst of mouthwatering flavors that will leave you wanting more.
Enjoy this refreshing, guilt-free indulgence whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply taking a moment for yourself.
Blackberry Lemon Thyme Fizz Mocktail
Recipe by developed by Samantha Newman – Clif Family Marketing Manager and Resident Cocktail Aficionado
1 oz blackberry thyme shrub
2 oz fresh pineapple juice
½ oz lemon juice, freshly squeezed
Ginger ale or ginger beer for topping
Optional Garnishes: Thyme or rosemary sprigs and a lemon twist
Blackberry Thyme Shrub:
In resealable container, thoroughly mix together the vinegar, blackberry preserves and raw honey. Add in the lemon thyme and water and stir to incorporate. Refrigerate covered a minimum of overnight before using to allow all flavors to meld together.
Remove the thyme sprigs. Using a fine mesh sieve, strain out the remaining solids and discard. Save the shrub syrup in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
While this shrub is great for mocktails, cocktails and spritzes, it also makes a delicious salad dressing when added to olive oil.
Fill a highball or Collins glass 2/3 full of ice. Add the blackberry thyme shrub, pineapple juice, fresh lemon juice, and gin (if using). Using a bartender’s spoon, give the mixture a thorough stir. Top with ginger ale and garnish with fresh thyme or rosemary sprigs and a lemon twist. Enjoy!
Make it a cocktail: add 1.5 oz gin to the shrub and fresh juices before stirring.