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blackberry basil gin fizz

Blackberry Basil Gin Fizz

The Blackberry Basil Gin Fizz is a far cry from the original gin fizz.  The original gin fizz which was created in New Orleans contained egg whites and gave the cocktail a frothy look. 

I’d like to think this Gin Fizz is a more modern version of the original cocktail.  This cocktail calls for dry gin, however when combined with lime juice and simple syrup the dryness on the backend is quite smooth.  Then it’s topped with the refreshing addition of basil.  Furthermore, I added a little twist by creating blackberry basil ice cubes.

I plan to mix things up with a few different cocktails and this Blackberry Basil Gin Fizz is the first addition to my summer cocktail series.


While you’re at it don’t  forget to check out my sugar free simple syrup recipe with zero calories, carbs and sugar!


Blackberry Basil Gin Fizz

  • Author: Andie Cumber
  • Prep Time: 4 hour 5 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail 1x



2 ounces dry gin
1 ounce fresh lime juice (1 large lime)
1 ½ ounce simple syrup
11 Blackberries (4 for the cocktail, 5 cut into small pieces for the ice tray and 1 for garnish)
2 fresh basil leaves plus a sprig for garnish
4-6 ounces Club soda
Lime wedge for garnish


  • Fill a low ball glass with the blackberry basil ice cubes
  • Combine the gin, lime juice, simple syrup, blackberries, and basil in a cocktail shaker
  • Muddle until the fruit is crushed and the basil has released its juices
  • Pour the contents from the shaker into the glass and top with club soda
  • Garnish with a wedge of lime, a blackberry and a sprig of basil


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 174
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 4.979mg
  • Fat: 0.030g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.007g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g net
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 1g