04/19/2013 10:25 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Spring Saturday Cocktails

Collen Mullaney

Spring is here! Finally! Time to get out doors and enjoy the sunshine and mix up some Saturday afternoon cocktails. A springtime favorite of mine is the Blackberry Bramble. Light and refreshing, it's just reward for all those Saturday chores. So, put your feet up on that lounge chair you just hosed off, and enjoy.

Mix up a batch. These tasty libations are perfect for that Saturday BBQ with friends.

Blackberry Bramble
Adapted from It's 5'Oclock Somewhere by Colleen Mullaney, Sixth&Spring publishers
(Serves 4)

8 oz. gin
4 oz. blackberry brandy
2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
seltzer to top
fresh mint sprigs
blackberries for garnish

In a pitcher place mint sprigs and gin. Muddle the mint releasing the flavor. Add the blackberry brandy, lemon juice, ice and seltzer to top. Stir gently. Pour into glasses, garnish with fresh blackberries and serve.