Shameless promotion for booze made in my own back yard: Alberta Pure Vodka took home Best Canadian Vodka of the Year at the 2021 World Vodka Awards, as well as double gold at the 2021 International Spirits Competition. Made by Alberta Distillers in Calgary, Canada with grain grown in Saskatchewan, Alberta Pure is triple distilled through carbon columns and has light, fruity, sweet notes that make it ideal for cocktails such as this one.
Alberta Pure Blackberry Vodka Fizz
3 to 4 fresh blackberries
4 to 5 mint leaves
2 thin slices of fresh lime
0.5 oz simple syrup
1.5 oz Alberta Pure vodka
Slice of lime
In a tall glass combine the blackberries, mint leaves, lime slices and simple syrup. Stir and muddle with a long spoon. Add vodka and stir again. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with lime and blackberry. Serves one.