This Blackberry Lime Mocktail Spritzer Recipe is a loganberry drink copycat that features the refreshing sweet/tart flavor of blackberries and lime. It’s perfect for cooling down with on a hot day!
If you’re from Buffalo, odds are you’re familiar with the loganberry drink.
A loganberry is an actual berry (it’s a blackberry-raspberry hybrid), but if you’re from Western New York the first thing to come to mind is probably the drink!
The Inspiration for This Blackberry Lime Mocktail Spritzer – Loganberry Drink
Loganberry drink is syrupy sweet, caffeine-free, non-carbonated, and deep red in color.
I’ve heard that this drink was originally sold at the Crystal Beach theme park in Ontario, and it’s popular in both Southern Ontario and Western New York. Growing up in Buffalo, I can say for sure that it was considered a Buffalo classic!
You can read more about the loganberry drink on The Breeze.
If you’ve followed my blog for a while you probably know two things about me: 1) I’m from Buffalo, and 2) I keep it real. So I’m going to be honest with you about the loganberry drink. Even though I grew up with loganberry available everywhere, I tried it maybe twice and couldn’t even finish a full cup because it was just way too sweet for me (even as a kid!).
But that doesn’t mean that I don’t like the idea of loganberry. And anything that reminds me of home is a winner in my book.
Low Carb Mocktails
For this Blackberry Lime Mocktail Spritzer Recipe, I made a sugar-free version of blackberry syrup. However, you could use a mix of blackberries and raspberries if you really want to try to simulate loganberry.
My version is a lot less sweet with a lot fewer carbs than the original loganberry drink. And fresh lemon juice really wakes up the flavor!
Pro Tip: I sweetened this recipe with a combination of erythritol and stevia glycerite because I wanted to keep carbs low. However, you could use about two to three tablespoons of sugar instead if you prefer.
This syrup is lovely for making into fun summer drinks! I kept the flavors simple with mint, lime, and sparkling water and it couldn’t be more refreshing.
How to Make This Blackberry Lime Mocktail Spritzer Recipe Into a Wine Spritzer
Reduce the amount of sparkling water by half and use wine instead. I prefer a white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc for this. However, you can use any type of wine you like.
More Refreshing Drinks to Try:
- Balsamic Blueberry Smoothie
- Keto Lemonade
- Cold Brew Coffee
- Starbucks Pink Drink (Copycat Recipe)
- Strawberry Chia Seed Iced Green Tea
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Blackberry Lime Mocktail Spritzer Recipe (Loganberry Drink Copycat)
To Make Mocktail Spritzers:
- Crushed ice
- 3/4 cup Blackberry Syrup
- 4 cans sparkling water (8 fl oz/237 ml cans)
- 4 mint sprigs
- 2 limes thinly sliced
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 for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Use a fine mesh sieve to strain out the berries, reserving the liquid.
- Stir the lime juice and vanilla into the blackberry syrup.
To Make the Mocktail Spritzers:
- Fill 4 glasses 2/3 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.
- Net Carbs: 4g per serving (3 tablespoons of syrup)
- Erythritol + Stevia Glycerite for Sweetener: If you prefer to omit these, use about 3 tablespoons of sugar instead.
- To Make Wine Spritzers Instead of Mocktail Spritzers: Use half sparkling water and half wine. I like white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc, for this.
This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on July 31, 2017. I updated it with more information on July 20, 2020.
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