Try this dill & blackberry vodka cocktail with fresh herbs, cucumber and lime.

I’ve always longed to be a mixologist. In my 20s I used to hang out in bars, my brother insisted I go to, and marvel at the head bartenders and mixologists as they did their thing. In the back of my mind I thought, hey I can do that! So here’s my first published creation. I call her “Dillicious”. She’s everything I think a cocktail should be – strong, refreshing, interesting and made with fresh ingredients. Although laced with vodka dill and blackberries are packed full with anti-oxidants and cucumber is 90% water, so the cleansing abilities are limitless – lol. No seriously, cocktails should be well balanced, just as we require our meals to be. Reject your high sugar, juiced filled cocktails and embrace a more refined aperitif!

Vodka Cocktail

Blackberry Vodka Cocktail with Dill & Cucumber
Serves 1
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Prep Time
7 min
Total Time
7 min
Prep Time
7 min
Total Time
7 min
  1. 3/4 cup of Grey Goose
  2. 3 tbsp simple syrup
  3. Juice 2 limes
  4. 3 slices cucumber
  5. Sprig of dill
  6. Sparkling water or soda
  7. Crushed ice to serve
  1. Muddle blackberries with simple syrup and lime juice, add vodka and then stir
  2. Drop ice into large glass, such as a mason jar or tall tumbler
  3. Pour muddled blackberry mixture on top of ice
  4. Drop cucumber into ingredients and top with sparkling water
  5. Push in dill and include a cocktail stirrer or straw
  1. This is a big drink, it should be savored. Please drink responsibly.
  2. You can switch out the vodka and replace with Gin or Tequila.