Berry Cocktails for Summer

bourbon street gypsy recipeWant to make the most of berry season? Here are 10 cocktails that showcase everything from huckleberries to blackberries.

Bourbon Street (pictured)

Bourbon and fresh strawberries are a match made in cocktail heaven, and the ginger and honey syrups make this drink even more delicious.

Champagne Whiskey Punch

Joy Richard originally made this punch for a summertime meeting of LUPEC(Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails), but it can easily be enjoyed all year-round.

Doc Holliday Cocktail

When huckleberry season hits, this berry cocktail is one of the best ways to put this summer fruit to use. Save the leftover macerated huckleberries as a topping for ice cream.

East Aspen Heights

An herb-infused simple syrup amplifies the herbaceousness of gin and Chartreuse in this berry- and pear-studded sipper.


Homemade Pimm’s

Based on its namesake spirit’s flavors of gin, fruit and spice, this homemade version is mixed with sparkling lemonade for the perfect garden party punch.

La Valentina

This refreshing beer cocktail from Death + Co. bar manager Thomas Waugh is at once sweet and tart with a little bit of bite.

Philly Smash

Peppery rye whiskey meets up with a mishmash of seasonal berries in this frosty sipper.

Strawberry Cooler

Vodka, vermouth and fresh strawberries make for a light and refreshing cocktail that you’ll want to revisit all summer long.

Strawberry Shrub Swizzle

This swizzle pairs a fresh strawberry shrub with a zesty ginger beer and aged rum for a firecracker of a summer sipper.

The Blues Cocktail

This bold, berry cocktail will have you singing anything but the blues. A simple combo of gin, lime juice and fresh blueberries, it’s pure, summertime deliciousness.