Backyard BBQ

Blackberry & Mint Cooler

July 27, 2021
5 Stars
Photo by Julia Gartland. Prop Stylist: Megan Hedgpeth. Food Stylist: Yossy Arefi.
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Serves 1 drink
Author Notes

Take advantage of the abundance of blackberries available at the market as they hit their summer peak by transforming them into this slightly tangy and sweet beverage. Using a blender (or even a muddler), combine the ripe berries with cucumber and mint—the perfect complement to the blackberry- and raspberry-infused flavors of LaCroix Sparkling Water’s Black Razzberry. To finish off the drink with even more summertime joy, add a splash of lime and agave, a sprig of mint, and a slice (or more) of cucumber.

Want to enjoy the beverage all week? Make a large batch of the blackberry puree ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. Then, when you’re ready to sip, top off the fruit juice with a freshly opened can of LaCroix Sparkling Water.
Maki Yazawa

Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is shared in partnership with LaCroix Sparkling Water. —The Editors

Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 (2-inch-long) piece cucumber, peeled (plus more for garnish)
  • 4 fresh mint leaves (plus more for garnish)
  • 2 ounces water
  • 3 tablespoons agave
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 6 ounces LaCroix Sparkling Water Black Razzberry
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. In a blender, combine blackberries, cucumber, mint, and water. Blend until smooth.
  2. Strain the puree mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a small bowl. Add the agave and lime juice, and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the blackberry puree to a tall glass and fill with crushed ice.
  4. Top with the LaCroix Sparkling Water Black Razzberry and stir to combine. Garnish with a mint sprig, rounds of thinly sliced cucumber, and a few whole fresh blackberries.

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1 Review

Nadia H. August 8, 2021
I did not have agave so I used turbinado sugar instead. Super refreshing and tasty.