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Blackberry Lemon Vodka Punch

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!

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!

It’s time for another yummy drink recipe. And, as always, this one is perfect for serving a crowd. No need to go make drinks one at a time, because this here recipe makes a whole pitcher.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Don’t forget to think about your garnishes. I used thyme, a slice of lemon, and a couple berries.
  3. 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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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!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 2 days
Servings
pitcher (about 6 servings)
Ingredients
For the punch:
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries plus more for garnish
  • 2 large lemons plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 750 mL-bottle champagne or prosecco
  • 1 cup blackberry thyme infused vodka recipe below
  • fresh thyme for garnish
For the infused vodka:
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 2 days
Servings
pitcher (about 6 servings)
Ingredients
For the punch:
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries plus more for garnish
  • 2 large lemons plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 750 mL-bottle champagne or prosecco
  • 1 cup blackberry thyme infused vodka recipe below
  • fresh thyme for garnish
For the infused vodka:
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
Instructions
For the punch:
  1. Juice the two lemons into a pitcher. Add sugar and blackberries and muddle together. Add vodka (don't include any of the vodka-soaked berries or twigs) and stir. Add entire bottle of champagne. Finish off the pitcher with a couple cups of ice and then serve!
For the infused vodka:
  1. Add the vodka, berries, and thyme to a glass container for 1-3 days. I used a mason jar. Shake every 8-12 hours or so.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Sugar and Charm

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31 comments

  1. Oooo….I love the look of this celebratory cocktail! My husband and I are always looking for fun new drinks to offer our guests during summer parties. This Blackberry Lemon Vodka Punch recipe’s a keeper!

  2. I love blackberries, although I’m not a huge fan of vodka, think this would work with rum? I may have to try it at some point when the blackberries come in.

    • I’m in the same boat so I was surprised that I enjoyed this drink so much. The lemon and the infusion with blackberries help tame down the vodka taste so give it a shot! If you rather try with rum, I think it could be good. But you may want to use lime instead and omit the thyme. Hope that helps!

  3. The perfect summer cocktail! I love vodka and blackberries this is right up my alley. PINNED. Can’t wait to try it, thank you!

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