Blackberry Lemon Vodka Punch – A refreshing spiked punch made with fresh lemon juice, muddled blackberries, and a homemade blackberry & thyme infused vodka. The perfect drink to enjoy any time of year!
In fact, all the cocktail recipes on the blog make a whole pitcher. It’s not often that I make cocktails for just myself so a pitcher is the only way to go!
Today’s recipe is the first to feature vodka. I have to admit, vodka is not a favorite of mine. I would much rather have tequila or even rum in a drink than even consider a vodka drink.
But when I tried this beverage at a football party last season, I was in LOVE. The way the lemon and berry flavor paired so perfectly with the vodka was incredibly delicious and refreshing. It was then that I learned vodka + lemon = match made in heaven.
So I just had to share this recipe with you guys. Take a look at my Blackberry Lemon Vodka Punch!
For this drink, I got the chance to make my first infused vodka – blackberry thyme infused vodka. Did you know infused vodka is incredibly easy to make?! All I did was add the ingredients together and let them sit for a couple days. That’s it!
Infused vodka really takes the drink to a whole other level. And, for me, I think it tames down the intense vodka flavor into a smooth, drinkable alcohol.
After making this one, it got me thinking of all the infused vodka possibilities. Have you made one before? Give me some ideas for my next one in the comments below!
After you make the infused vodka, this punch will come together in less than 10 minutes. All you do next is muddle together the lemon juice, sugar, and blackberries, then add in the vodka and prosecco/champagne, fill with ice, and it’s ready to go!
Before you get started on this yummy punch, here are a few tips to help out along the way:
- For the vodka-infusion, make sure you use a glass container to hold all the ingredients. The vodka can break down weak plastics so it’s not safe to use them for the infusion.
- Don’t forget to think about your garnishes. I used thyme, a slice of lemon, and a couple berries.
- If you aren’t going to serve immediately, hold off on the ice. You don’t want the ice to completely melt before you’re able to serve it to your guests.
And that’s all there is to it! Such a simple, yet impressive drink that is perfect to drink any time of the year. Hope you enjoy it!
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