This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx on behalf of Sugarlands Distilling Company. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
Friends, never did I think my summertime drink would be a moonshine cocktail. Yet here we are, halfway through June and thanks to Sugarlands Distilling Co., I can’t stop drinking moonshine.
What I love about Sugarlands Distilling Co.’s moonshine is that it’s smooth and tasty enough to mix with as little or as many mixers as you’d like. I’ve even had the moonshine on the rocks and it was still so refreshing!
While I’ve tried many of Sugarlands Distilling Co.’s moonshine flavors (spoiler alert-they’re all delicious), when I tried their Blockader’s Blackberry Moonshine I knew I’d need to come up with the perfect Summer cocktail with it.
Enter this Blackberry Lemonade Cocktail. A little bit sweet, a little bit tart and a whole lot of blackberry. I not only used the delicious Blockader’s Blackberry Moonshine, but I added some muddled fresh blackberries too. This was the perfect touch to give this cocktail that extra fruity kick, which is so perfect for Summer!
Some background about the Sugarlands Distilling Co.; it’s located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and is a fully functioning distillery. It’s nestled right outside the beautiful Smokey Mountains and the distillery is home to award-winning spirits and offers BTS tours of the still house. Whenever I’m visiting a city, one of the first things I research is any distilleries in the area. They are such cool places to check out and along with drinking some good stuff, I always feel that they offer a unique perspective on the charm and authenticity of whatever city you’re in. The Sugarlands Distilling Co. is no different!
Now onto this yummy recipe…
Blackberry Lemonade Cocktail
- 4 oz. Blockader’s Blackberry Moonshine
- 4 oz. all-natural lemonade
- 1/2 cup blackberries, muddled
- splash of tonic water, roughly 1/4 cup divided
- mint, for garnish
Muddle the blackberries in the bottom of the cocktail shaker. Pour in Blockader’s Blackberry Moonshine and all-natural lemonade. Fill two glasses halfway with ice and strain in the cocktail mixture. (Make sure to get as much of that blackberry goodness as possible). Top off with the tonic water and mint garnish.
So easy and so delicious. I also love the idea of making a big pitcher of this for Summer gatherings, since it’s just so refreshing!