Blackberry Tarragon Cocktail

Blackberry Tarragon Cocktail

This Blackberry Tarragon Cocktail with the addition of maple syrup and lime is refreshing, luscious, and sweet. Perfect summer cocktail to celebrate Friday!

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Blackberry Tarragon Cocktail

Hello everyone. Finally I can say this: Happy Friday! Who is excited? Definitely we should celebrate this occasion with something terrific. What about this Blackberry Tarragon Cocktail indeed?

In fact, this season I’ve been obsessed with creating and photographing cocktails. There’s just a quick reminder of recently published ideas.

Cocktail Ideas

Lavender Martini Vermouth Cocktail

Raspberry Lilac Martini Cocktail

Rose Martini Cocktail

Lilac Martini Vermouth Cocktail

Rose Gin Cocktail

Blueberry Lime Martini Cocktail

Sweet Type Cocktail

As you can see, all of them are light, fruity, and sweet kinds of cocktails. That’s because I love light, fruity, and sweet cocktails. I don’t really drink strong spirits. Rum or gin is my maximum, and I tend to use lots of other non-alcoholic additions and ice, anyways. But most of the times, I prefer dry (or extra dry) Martini Vermouth. And yes, no vodka for me – I just cannot stand its taste. So, if you see the name “martini cocktail”, it’s unlikely I’ve used vodka here :) But if you like stronger cocktails, that’s not a problem. My husband dilutes my cocktails…with rum or other strong liquor. He also removes most of the ice, for his version. So, you can easily adjust a cocktail to your preferences!

Blackberry Tarragon Cocktail

Let’s talk about this Blackberry Tarragon Cocktail for a minute. What can I say? It’s luscious! If you’ve never tried a combination of blackberries and tarragon, you should! Try making a salad dressing – you will like it! I also used maple syrup, but that’s optional because blackberries are already sweet enough. It adds a little something special, though. Also, lime or lemon juice is essential here, to balance out the sweetness. And as I mentioned, you can make this cocktail stronger by using rum or gin instead.

I hope you like this Blackberry Tarragon Cocktail, and you will give it a try soon. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.

Have a lovely weekend!

Blackberry Tarragon Cocktail
Blackberry Tarragon Cocktail

Blackberry Tarragon Cocktail

Recipe by Ben | Havocinthekitchen


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  • 1/4 cup fresh blackberries

  • 1 tsp. maple syrup, optional

  • few fresh tarragon leaves – see notes

  • juice of 1/2 lime, or more to taste (can use lemon)

  • 3-4 oz. extra dry Martini Vermouth

  • 1/2 cup ice, crushed

  • fresh tarragon, blackberries (for garnish)


  • Combine the blackberries, tarragon, lime juice, and maple syrup and process until pureed using a blender or immersion blender. Try and adjust the sweetness or tartness.
  • Combine the blueberries, lime juice, and maple syrup and process until pureed using a blender or immersion blender. Try and adjust the sweetness or tartness.
  • If desired, you can filter it to remove the ice.
  • Serve immediately, garnished if desired with few blackberries and tarragon. Enjoy!


  • Use 4-5 leaves for a subtle flavour and double for a more prominent aroma.

18 thoughts on “Blackberry Tarragon Cocktail

  1. David @ Spiced says:

    Wait. You’re from Russia, but you don’t like vodka? I thought vodka was the national alcohol of Russia! :-) I agree with you, though – I don’t really care for vodka either. Laura loves herbaceous flavors in her cocktails, so I think I should make this before the summer is over! Also, I had to laugh at your comment about your husband diluting his cocktails…with rum or other strong liquor. That’s like Laura when she says she wants a mimosa, but without the orange juice. Haha! Cheers!
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  2. bread&salt says:

    Fruits, herbs and flowers beautiful combination! BlackBerry and tarragon looks great! As i said before. Presentation is perfect Dear friend. Thanks for providing this blogsite, Happy Sunday,

  3. Laura says:

    Ben, your cocktails are completely gorgeous! The colors and the ingredients are so enticing, and I love the use of fresh herbs! Blackberries are one of my favorite berries, so this one, maybe with a bit of gin, has my name all over it!

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