Blackberry Martini

Today we’re sharing a delicious and easy recipe for a blackberry martini that is sure to impress your guests at your next party or gathering. This tasty cocktail is made with just a few simple ingredients, including fresh blackberries, vodka, and a touch of lime juice. The result is a refreshing and fruity drink that is perfect for sipping on a warm summer evening. Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or a beginner, this recipe is sure to be a hit. So, let’s get started and shake up a batch of these tasty blackberry martinis.

The blackberry simple syrup in this martini recipe is simple to make. If you want to make a KETO friendly version, give this sugar-free simple syrup recipe a try, from Lauren over at

Are blackberries healthy?

Yes!  They’re high in beneficial vitamins and minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. They’re low in calories, carbs, and fat. They are a great snack to pack for lunch, or a mid day treat. Actually, some think of blackberries as a super food. Check out even more of the health benefits in this article below by Registered Dietician, Kim Chin.

How Long Do Blackberries Last?

Blackberries can last between two to three days in your refrigerator, after which they can start to rot and turn moldy. You can freeze blackberries and store them in the freezer so that you can access the fresh fruit year-round: Freezing blackberries can extend their shelf life up to nine months.

How to flash freeze blackberries:

1. Wash in cold water. Place the berries in a colander or strainer and rinse them with water. Alternatively, swish them around in a large bowl of cool water.

2. Use paper towels to dry. Lay your blackberries in a single layer on paper towels or a cloth kitchen towel. You should largely allow them to air-dry, but you can pat them dry with a paper towel to speed up the process.

3. Arrange on a baking sheet. Place the blackberries on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper to prepare them for flash-freezing. Ensure that none of the berries are touching, or else they’ll clump together during the freezing process.

4. Flash freeze for three hours. Slide the baking tray into the freezer and leave it there for at least three hours. You can freeze it for longer, but the total time should not exceed twelve hours. This step, known as flash freezing, will prevent the individual berries from sticking to each other once in a freezer bag.

5. Transfer to freezer bags. Remove the baking tray from the freezer and store the frozen berries in thick plastic bags or a freezer-safe container for long-term storage. You can keep these frozen blackberries in the freezer for up to six months without freezer burn or notable flavor loss. If you mix the blackberries with one cup of sugar before freezing them, you can extend their preservation time to nine months in the freezer.

Garnish like a Rock Star:

We love to use different types of cocktail picks for our berries on a cocktail Rosemary makes an excellent garnish for cocktails, adding both visual appeal and a delightful aroma. Its fragrant, pine-like scent enhances the sensory experience of sipping a drink, while the vibrant green color adds a pop of freshness. Whether used as a simple sprig or creatively incorporated into garnish arrangements, rosemary brings an elegant touch to cocktails, elevating both the presentation and flavor profile. And if you love the taste of rosemary, give this Rosemary Gimlet from Paul & Taryn at a Grill for All Seasons a try!

BLACKBERRY martini with blackberry garnish

Blackberry Martini

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry, blackberry gin vodka cocktails, cocktail, vodka
Servings: 2 martinis
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller



Blackberry Martini:

  • Chill 2 martini glasses in freezer. Add all but 10 blackberries into a cocktail shaker. Muddle the blackberries. Add ice, and shake vigorously.
  • Double strain cocktails into 2 martini glasses. A double strain is using a Hawthorne drink strainer over the lip of the cocktail shaker, while pouring thru a fine mesh strainer, to pull out all the pulp from fruit.
  • Garnish each cocktail with 5 blackberries thru a cocktail pick.


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


  1. Seema Sriram Reply

    5 stars
    This blackberry martini is an absolute flavour bomb. We loved it on Friday night trying to make some life changing decisions.

  2. Elisa Reply

    5 stars
    Love the recipe, easy to make and looks really yummy!! will make this blackberry martini really soon, thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  3. Sara Welch Reply

    5 stars
    This was such a sweet and delicious cocktail with the perfect amount of kick! The perfect drink for summer, indeed!

  4. Ieva Reply

    5 stars
    Ohhh, you sure know how to tempt us with a drink! It’s a bank holiday Monday here in the UK, I made the syrup ready, and I cannot wait for an afternoon drink in the garden!

  5. Marley Reply

    5 stars
    This is super refreshing! Can’t wait to make these again for a summer party. Thanks!

  6. Stacey Reply

    5 stars
    This is an excellent and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for Summer. I love blackberries, and they grow all over the place here.

  7. Nathan Reply

    5 stars
    Love this blackberry martini, such a pretty color! And just the right amount of sweetness. A new go-to summer cocktail for me!

  8. rebecca Reply

    5 stars
    ohh what a tasty and gorgeous drink! I love all the berries in all the ways in spring/summer. what a fun way to enjoy blackberries right now!

  9. Kristen Reply

    5 stars
    This was so good! Thank you for the recipe!

  10. Cynthia Reply

    5 stars
    Made these for mother’s day last weekend. Delish. I’m serving them again for Memorial Day weekend.

  11. Dannii Reply

    5 stars
    Such a delicious and refreshing cocktail. I would definitely make it again.

  12. Andrea Reply

    5 stars
    This refreshing and delicious blackberry martini is calling my name!

  13. Sara Welch Reply

    5 stars
    This was such a crisp and refreshing cocktail that does not disappoint! Easily, a new favorite drink and the best way to wind down after a long day, indeed!

  14. Elaine & James Reply

    5 stars
    This sounds delicious and is beautifully styled! Going to pick up some blackberries today!

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