Blackberry Gin Cocktail Recipe with Cider

Blackberry cider fizz

  • serves 1
  • Easy

Craft cider is hot right now and it makes a great addition to cocktails like this. Here we've paired it with a seasonal, fuss-free homemade cordial and William's Elegant Gin from Chase that's distilled from Herefordshire cider apples

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Ingredients

  • William’s Elegant Gin 50ml
  • blackberry and mint cordial 25ml
  • dry cider to top up
  • blackberries 400g (keep 1 to serve)
  • apples 2, 1 thinly sliced
  • caster sugar 400g
  • lemon 1, sliced
  • mint a few sprigs (keep 1 to serve)

Method

  • Step 1

    To make the cordial, heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Put the blackberries, apple chunks, sugar, lemon and mint in a dish with 400ml water and bake in the oven for 30-45 minutes, until the fruit gives up its juice and the sugar has dissolved. Strain and leave to cool.

  • Step 2

    To make the cocktail, put the gin and cordial in a glass, fill with ice, then top with cider and gently mix together. Garnish with a thin slice of apple, a sprig of mint and a blackberry.

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