Blackberry Fizz

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min (includes cooling and refrigeration time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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4 large blackberries

1 1/2 teaspoons Lemon-Thyme Simple Syrup, recipe follows

1/4 cup bourbon 

Splash sweet vermouth 

Club soda

Lemon-Thyme Simple Syrup:

1/2 cup fine sugar

2 teaspoons black peppercorns 

4 sprigs fresh thyme 

1 lemon, sliced


  1. Muddle the blackberries with the simple syrup in a pint glass. Add ice, bourbon and vermouth. Top off with club soda and stir to combine.

Lemon-Thyme Simple Syrup:

  1. Combine 3/4 cup water with the sugar, peppercorns, thyme and lemon in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. When the sugar dissolves and mixture just begins to boil, lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Refrigerate in an airtight container.