It’s been a minute since we’ve enjoyed a #CocktailFriday here at PBF, but today we’re celebrating summer and that oh-so-relaxing beach life that we all love so much. Allow me to introduce you to the Blackberry Rum Swizzle! It’s a perfect drink on a hot day, bringing together a hint of something tropical and a touch of tartness from the blackberries, all served up in a frosty cold glass.
The key to a swizzle is lots of ice and a bit of swizzling – just put a swizzle stick (or a cocktail stirrer) between your hands like in the picture and rub your hands back and forth. It mixes the drink, but it’s also kind of like using a cocktail shaker right in the glass…the glass frosts over and creates a pretty cool looking swirl effect, especially if you use a rounded glass. (Swizzles can be served in anything from a hurricane glass, to a fancy beer glass, or even just a regular tumbler.) It’s the perfect drink to have in your hand by the pool!
Cheers to summer vacay!
Blackberry Rum Swizzle
- 3 oz white/silver rum
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- 1 cup blackberries (150 grams)
- 2 oz water
- 2 tbsp sugar (25 grams)
Add blackberry syrup ingredients to a small pan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Continue boiling for about 10 minutes or until all blackberries are softened and can easily be mashed with the back of a spoon.
Mash blackberries and remove from heat. Strain liquid from blackberry remnants and set aside to cool.
Fill 2 serving glasses half full with crushed ice. Divide rum, lemon juice, pineapple juice, and blackberry syrup evenly between the two glasses.
Hold a swizzle stick or cocktail stirrer between your palms and rub your hands in opposite directions to “swizzle” the drink until the glass is frosted. Fill the serving glasses to the top with more crushed ice and garnish with blackberries and mint before serving.
For my macro trackers out there, I wasn’t able to create a My Fitness Pal barcode for this recipe since I would have had to decide for you whether to put the alcohol calories in as carbs or fats – that’s up to you! The 22 grams of carbs listed here are just for the sugar in the juices and blackberry syrup. For my non-macro trackers, here’s more info on what I’m talking about.