Berrylicious Gin and Tonic is the only thing you need to be sipping on at your July 4th shindig. The flavors in the gin are played up with a little elderflower liquor and the berries are festive enough even Martha Stewart would approve.

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It’s almost a longggggg weekend! Can I get a hallelujah?!

This week has been a bear and all I have wanted to do for the past 4 days is throw my hands up, say “F this” and run away to Mexico for a week of nothing but pina coladas and tacos.

Alas…. this is not real life. At least not my real life.

Berrylicious Gin & Tonic |

This, this is the reason I turn to gin. I am not ashamed to say that gin is my soulmate booze.

Tequila makes me insane, whiskey makes me party, vodka gets me giggly and beer/wine just makes me want to nap. Gin though… Gin gets me to my happy place where I’m a slightly more animated version of myself (yikes, I know), without doing anything too ridiculous like falling up stairs or deciding to put a $20 bill in a quarter machine.

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Yep, that really happened to me. It happened far too recently to admit without embarrassment. There might still be 15 quarters roaming around in my purse.

Such. A. Mess.

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Let’s return to this gin and tonic cocktail shall we?

This is a simple classic recipe with just a tiny twist to it – elderflower liquor. The splash of elderflower brings out the floral notes in the gin and a touch of sweetness. Soak the berries in your drink and gobble them up at the end – they taste so freakin’ good, trust me on this.

It’s just what I want to sip on as I man the grill on July 4th. And my man the grill I mean supervising, from a distance, with my feet up. Come on now, I don’t have to always be the one cooking, do I?

This Recipe’s Must-Haves

All you need to make this cocktail is to have your jigger and bar spoon ready to serve it all up. 

I like to serve this gin and tonic in a double old fashioned cocktail. However, you can also serve it up in a highball glass or even a pint glass if that’s all you have on hand. 

Berrylicious Gin & Tonic

Berrylicious Gin & Tonic

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The elderflower liquor is just the right addition to bring out those floral gin notes you love.


  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz elderflower liquor
  • Tonic water
  • Garnish: raspberries, blueberries


  1. Fill a rocks glass halfway with crushed ice.
  2. Add gin and elderflower liquor, stirring briefly.
  3. Top with tonic water.
  4. Garnish with raspberries and blueberries as desired.

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