Rosemary infused simple syrup serves as the base for this delicious fizzy cocktail.

Fresh rosemary paired with blackberries really gives this simple, homemade soda a nice, complex taste.

I like to whip up a batch of the herbal simple syrup, then add it to a glass of ice and club soda for an all natural flavored "soda" mocktail.

Or, you can go one step further and add a splash of vodka to make it the ultimate adult cocktail.

Blackberry Rosemary Herbal Fizz Soda

I love making natural simple syrups to use in refreshing summer and winter drinks.

Add a splash of club soda to the syrup and you've got an instant "soda" that's way more healthy than store bought sodas since you control the amount and type of sweetener and not difficult to make at all.

I love to make rose petal simple syrup, violet simple syrup and strawberry simple syrup. Now I'm sharing my recipe for blackberry-rosemary simple syrup.

Blackberry-Rosemary Simple Syrup

2 cups granulated sugar (or sweetener of our choice)
2 cups water
Handful of fresh blackberries (fresh or frozen)
4 to 5 fresh rosemary sprigs

Combine sugar, water, blackberries and rosemary in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low heat, whisking occasionally, for 10 minutes.

Remove from the heat and cool, then pour through a fine mesh strainer, discarding the solids. Let cool completely in refrigerator.

Syrup will last in the refrigerator for about a month.

Recipe  Blackberry Rosemary Herbal Fizz 

1 ounce vodka
2 ounces club soda

Prepare infused simple syrup as described above.

Add two ounces of the cooled infused syrup and an ounce of vodka to a glass full of ice and top with club soda. Garnish with a fresh blackberry threaded onto a rosemary ‘skewer,’ if desired.

Garnish with a fresh blackberry threaded onto a rosemary "skewer", if desired.

(Omit the vodka to make it a mocktail appropriate for adults and kids too! )

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