Summer Drink Recipe: Blackberry Coolers
Some of my fondest memories are picking blackberries at my grandparent’s house in upstate South Carolina with my family. We have this thing with blackberries…we LOVE them (proof: my brother’s blackberry jam recipe).
They’re not quite as popular as the strawberry or the blueberry but if you taste them at their ripeness, you’ll fully understand why we’re obsessed. Blackberry cobbler is a personal favorite recipe (topped with vanilla ice cream of course) that I will have to share soon but I’m apparently in a boozy mood lately (bring it on, happy hour) so behold…the Blackberry Cooler!
You might remember that I have this obsession with frozen fruity beverages (like watermelon and pineapple) so it’s no surprise I’ve given it a blackberry twist! That color though, so pretty!
Last summer I was on a blackberry kick too (it’s really nothing new, it’s maybe my favorite fruit) and styled a blackberry dessert table and made these DIY blackberry stir sticks! That purple hue is just the perfect pop of color for summer. I can assure you there is no food coloring in these blackberry coolers, that gorgeous color is all natural! :) I think I’ll have to keep a pitcher of these coolers ready all summer. It gets HOT here in Tennessee.
So next time you need a little frozen concoction, I hope you’ll try these Blackberry Coolers! They’re sweet but have a little touch of tart too! You can even jazz it up with a sugar rim if you want to get extra fancy ;) Here’s to summer!
You might also love my Easy Blackberry Sangria!
Frozen Blackberry Coolers
- 3 cups frozen blackberries
- 1 cup ice
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/4 cup simple syrup
- 6 ounces rum
- Blend together frozen blackberries, ice, coconut milk, lime juice, simple syrup, and rum until pureed and smooth. If using thawed blackberries, add more ice until consistency is frozen. Add more simple syrup for more sweetness. Garnish with blackberries and a sprig of mint!
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OH my gosh I have been LOVING blackberries lately… seriously… I can’t believe I haven’t given them more of chance before now. But these blackberry coolers look perfect for our Memorial Day cookout!!! So fresh and yummy :)
Thank you so much gals! So glad you loved this post :) xoxo
I just had to tell you how BEAUTIFUL these pictures are! Just gorgeous!
Oh Robyn! Thank you! That means a lot coming from you!!
Pretty pictures. Blackberries are my daughter’s favorite fruit. I might try and make these for us. I was thinking I would try honey as the sweetner. Anyway thanks for the recipe! I am pinning this :)
Love all the drinks you post, can’t wait to try them..also I am in love with the glasses you use!! Wherever did you find them??
Thanks so much!!
Hi Michelle!! Thank you SO much! These are from World Market!
Totally loving these drinks! This brings back memories of picking buckets of blackberries with Blackie (remember him??) on the back dirt road. I’m requiring a batch of these for when we visit later this summer. :-)
YES! Loved that dog. And eating a billion blackberries! Yum!
I meant to clip this and there it was again in my email and need to pin this for later. Looks so good!
Thank you soo much Mireya!
This is stunning! I love blackberry drinks.
Thank you SO much!!
I knew when I saw the picture on FoodGawker that I would love this berry drink! Great recipe.
Love this drink and your gorgeous pictures!
Thank you Jenn!
Joni – You can click the link for simple syrup for more details on it. Or you can make your own, you’ll find lots of easy recipes for it online but it’s just sugar & water.
Delicious. I swapped the rum for vodka and didn’t use any syrup. I found it was sweet enough without. Lovely on a hot summer day. Thank you.