Blackberry Syrup, Mint, and Lime Spritzers
 
Blackberry Syrup, Mint, and Lime Spritzers feature the refreshing sweet/tart flavor of blackberries and lime and are great for cooling down with on a hot day.
Ingredients
Blackberry Syrup:
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup (237 ml) water
  • 1½ tablespoons erythritol (see Note)
  • 3 drops stevia glycerite (see Note)
  • 1 small pinch sea salt
  • 1-3 teaspoons fresh lime juice, more or less to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Spritzers:
  • Crushed ice
  • ¾ cup Blackberry Syrup
  • 4 (8 fl oz/237 ml) cans lime-flavored sparkling water
  • 4 sprigs mint
  • 2 limes, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. For the blackberry syrup, add the blackberries, water, erythritol, stevia glycerite, and salt to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the berries steep in the liquid until cooled to room temperature, about 30 to 60 minutes. Use a fine mesh sieve to strain out the berries, reserving the liquid. Stir the lime juice and vanilla into the blackberry syrup.
  2. To make the spritzers, fill 4 glasses ⅔ full of crushed ice. Into each glass, add the following: 3 tablespoons Blackberry Syrup, 8 ounces sparkling water, 1 mint sprig, and 2 slices of lime.
  3. Serve.
Notes
Erythritol + Stevia Glycerite: If you prefer to omit these, use about 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar instead.
Recipe by An Edible Mosaicâ„¢ at http://www.anediblemosaic.com/blackberry-syrup-mint-and-lime-spritzers/