Julie Reiner is a renowned mixologist and bar owner who has made a name for herself in the cocktail world. She has worked in some of the best bars in New York City and has won numerous awards for her innovative cocktail creations. Reiner is also the author of the acclaimed book "The Craft Cocktail Party" and has been featured in several media outlets for her expertise in the field.
One of Reiner's signature ingredients is cucumber, which she often pairs with mint to create refreshing and flavorful cocktails. Her blackberry and thyme fizz is a perfect example of this pairing, as the tartness of blackberries is complemented by the herbaceous taste of thyme, while the coolness of cucumber and mint provides a refreshing backdrop.
Here’s the Drycraft version of Julie Reiner's blackberry and thyme fizz:
Blackberry and Thyme Fizz
Julie Reiner is a renowned mixologist created this refreshing cocktail, a twist on cucumber mint mocktail. This version has flavor amplified with blackberry and thyme to bring a little spring flavor to the classic cooling flavor combo.
1/2 cup blackberries
2 sprigs fresh thyme
2 slices cucumber
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
2 oz Cut Above Non-Alcoholic Gin
Thyme sprig and cucumber slice, for garnish
2 oz Cut Above Zero Alcohol Mezcal
2 oz Kally - Berry & Fennel
2 oz New London Light: Berries, Pine & Kelp
Muddle the blackberries, thyme, cucumber, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.
Add the non-alcoholic spirit and ice, and shake well.
Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
Top with sparkling water and stir gently.
Garnish with a thyme sprig and a cucumber slice. Enjoy!
For a different flavor, swap out the gin with one of the other non-alcoholic spirit or wine options.