Welcome Spring with a Blackberry Pineapple Smash Cocktail!

Guess what?! Spring is here! It’s been the longest winter of my life and maybe yours too. Yes, the snow was awesome and the gumbo was tasty. But, at some point, spring fever set in for me. I pulled out my bright white sofa covers back in January and starting creating new cocktails. I was just so ready for some brighter days filled with warm sun and BBQ.

What’s even better, a lot of you have been waiting patiently for spring too. That’s why I thought it’d be fitting to have a spring blogger collaboration so you could get inspiration from a range of topics. Today, I’m introducing Spring Fever ’18, a blogger collaboration where you’ll see some fashion/beauty, food/drink, and lifestyle inspiration that will give you all the spring feels. I just know you’re going to enjoy it! So let’s get started…

For us, spring means firing up the BBQ pit, more playtime outside, and refreshing (cold) drinks to sip on. Another thing I like about spring is that there are a slew of fresh and readily-available fruits, like blackberries, pineapple, and watermelon. They taste good by theirselves but 10x better when you use them in cocktails too. Plus, they are cheaper in spring/summer time too! Fruit is exactly what inspired this Grapefruit Moscow Mule  and this Blackberry Moscow Mule.




Today, I’ll be sharing a Blackberry Pineapple Smash cocktail with you. It contains a fresh blackberry syrup, pineapple juice, and more. It’s super easy to make a blackberry syrup. Simply adding in 1 cup of simple syrup to 1 cup of blackberries. Be sure to smash (or blend) and strain the blackberries! It’s a thicker, sweetened version of the fruit that you can use to to add some pizzaz to your drinks. You can even use it to make non-alcoholic versions of the drink as well. Just omit the alcohol. We do that all the time for our kids.

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Blackberry Pineapple Smash Cocktail

This cocktail will give you all the spring feels. It features fresh blackberries, pineapple, and more. Serve it over ice with tacos, BBQ, or just for kicks. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Blackberry Syrup To make the syrup blend and strain 1 cup of simple syrup and 1 cup of blackberries.
  • 1 ounce Lime Juice
  • 3-4 ounces Pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces Vodka

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake for 15 seconds. Pour over ice. Garnish with blackberries and mint. Enjoy! 

This drink is super simple to make and will definitely give you all the spring feels. With the winter we’ve had, “spring feels” is definitely a thing! Ha! Normally, pineapple takes over the flavor whenever it’s in food or drinks. However, the blackberry syrup definitely gives the pineapple a “run for it’s money”. They are competing for your taste buds on this one. I’d love to know which one is the winner for you. Everyone’s palette is different and I always love hearing what people think of different cocktails and wine.

You know how I feel about garnish…it’s everything! Fresh fruit, herbs, and paper straws are an easy way to show guests that you care. They will give you a remark before they even taste the drink. Of course, what’s in the drink is definitely important but like I mentioned everyone has different palettes too. Serving up a pretty drink is essential to spring, so get busy with a new recipe.




  Here’s the lineup for Spring Fever ’18:

Crystal @ The Holliday Collective 

Nailil @ Thirty Minus One

Lauren @ Life with L Nicole

Arie @ Delightfully Styled

Nicole @ She Does a Bunch

Jasilika @ J Faith Walk

Please be sure to stop by all the other blogs throughout the week to get some awesome spring inspiration. I’m slowly getting out of the winter rut and can’t wait for all spring has to offer. I’ll definitely be outside a lot and you know I’ll have this Blackberry Pineapple Smash cocktail in my hand. I hope you’ll give it a try too!

This spring, what are you most looking forward to? Let me know in the comments below. 

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  4. Reply

    Crystal you looks so cute!! I’m over and your drinks are always SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! I’m definitely going to try the non alcoholic version of this drink!!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Nicole for your comment! I enjoy making pretty drinks and hope that you get to make the mocktail of this drink.

  5. Reply

    Yassssssss! girl Yessss! I love everything about this drink, and I will take the dirty version. I am one tired school teacher friend! It is just so pretty…

    1. Reply

      Thanks for your comment Arie. You definitely deserve one with all of the hard work you do for your kids and your family. “One Blackberry Pineapple Smash coming up for Arie!”

    • Lauren
    • March 21, 2018
    Reply

    Looking forward to going outside with the kids! I hate being inside all winter.

    1. Reply

      Thanks for your comment Lauren! Though our allergies are driving us crazy, we are still enjoying hanging outside all afternoon. I agree with you about being inside all winter. Yeah for spring!

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I'm Crystal and I write.

I'm Crystal and I write.

I'm a Louisiana native who loves to style food and drinks, take photographs of non-moving things, and I'm also a Houzz Writer. Family and life keep me busy but that's the way I like it.
I'm Crystal and I write.