Blackberry Limoncello Gin Smash

The most perfect summer gin cocktail! Sweet blackberries, tart limoncello, and floral gin come together for a surprising and super-seasonal cocktail that's wonderful for sipping on the deck all spring and summer long.


  • 3-5 large, juicy blackberries
  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 1 oz limoncello
  • Few oz tonic water, optional
  • Few additional blackberries for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blackberries thoroughly.
  2. Add the gin and limoncello, then shake well with ice.
  3. Using a fine-mesh strainer (critical for removing all the blackberry seeds and pulp), pour into a highball glass with ice OR a chilled coupe or martini glass.
  4. If using a highball glass with ice, top the cocktail with a few oz of tonic water.
  5. Garnish with a few additional blackberries.