Blackberry-Gin Fizz Floats

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 pint blackberries

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh mint

8 ounces gin

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1 24-ounce bottle ginger ale

1 pint vanilla ice cream or blackberry sorbet


  1. Heat the blackberries, sugar and 1 tablespoon water in a small pot over medium heat, smashing the berries with a potato masher, until thick, about 5 minutes. Pour the mixture through a sieve into a bowl, pushing the juice through with a rubber spatula. Refrigerate until cold, at least 10 minutes.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with 2 tablespoons of the blackberry juice, 2 tablespoons mint, 2 ounces gin, 1 tablespoon lime juice and a handful of ice. Shake vigorously until the drink is ice cold, 5 or 6 times. Strain into a tall glass. Top with ginger ale and stir lightly. Repeat to make 3 more drinks. Top each with a scoop of ice cream.