Thursday, July 21, 2011

Southern Blackberry Smash

I highly recommend roadtrippin with your best friend.
just to clear things up-we're not actually sister wives....

The lovely Carlene welcomed us into her beautiful Virginia home and provided us great food, conversation, and a comfortable place to rest our heads.
Just the start of Southern hospitality, she set us on our way to Atlanta, Georgia with a big bag of Blackberries, handpicked from the bushes outside. I could have eaten them all right then and there, but I showed restraint and saved a few for a drink.

See I'm joining a group of dietitians and RDs-to-be in a Recipe Redux-as we make healthy and delicious recipes that fit a certain theme. July's theme was Summery Drinks and I thought something with blackberries would be the perfect Southern introduction to my new life!

Southern Blackberry Smash

** I am not yet a southerner, but I can call it this, because I am now down south, right?**
Makes 2 but adjust accordingly
  • 1 Handful Fresh Blackberries
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1 Lime
  • 16 oz Lime Sparkling Water
  • Optional: 2 oz vodka. (preferably Tito's handmade in Austin TX!)
  1. Gather Ingredients. I was lucky enough to have fresh blackberries handed to me, and found some local thyme during my pilgrimage to the original Whole Foods in Austin, TX

2. Add blackberries and a bit of thyme to each glass. Squeeze half the juice of 1 lime into each glass. Gently smash the blackberries to release their lovely flavor.

3. Add Lime sparkling water and ice and enjoy!! Adding a clean tasting vodka would have been delightful to this drink, and would get you a little "smashed"-just don't try to buy liquor on Sundays down South. it won't happen.
Don't mind the plastic hotel cups. I was on a roadtrip after all!

That should cool you down during this hot southern summer!

Need more inspiration? Check out these other amazing summer drinks!

Happy Hydration!


carlenesfigments said...

Loved having you! Glad you were able to use the berries-still overflowing with them here. Also...are you telling me you can buy booze on Sundays in other states?! I had no idea it was just a VA thing!

Deanna -Teaspoon of Spice said...

I love that you tied this into your road trip to your new home. (And the name is awesome too.) I personally think the plastic cups add some character, too - he he. So glad you've joined Recipe ReDux!

Danielle Omar said...

Very refreshing! Love that it's not too sweet. Will definitely be making this!

Greg said...

Looks fantastic. I do a far less healthy version with bourbon. Fresh blackberries are the best. said...

I've never tried rinks with thyme, gotta try this soon :)

EA-The Spicy RD said...

Sounds like a fun trip, and your drink looks great! Love the addition of thyme!

Kara said...

Love this drink. And the fact you made it while on the road. What a fun addition to the road trip!

Allison @ PickyEatingRD said...

Wait... They don't sell liquor on Sundays?!?! I'm confused!

Emma Stirling said...

Love the idea of thyme. Loads of basil in other recipes, so this is a nice twist, plus the road trip theme is cool.

Regan - The Professional Palate said...

I'm Southern and I officially declare that hotel plastic cups are 100% acceptable ;-) Hey... you do what you gotta do!

So glad to have you participating... and hope you love your new home down here!

buy vega said...

These are good list of delicious smoothies for the summer.