Prep Time: 5 mins
120ml good quality tonic
1 sprig of rosemary
3 fresh blackberries (keep 1 for garnish)
Fill a gin glass (we recommend a cut-glass tumbler) full with ice. Add gin, tonic water and then stir. Top with a sprig of rosemary. Smash 2 fresh blackberry between your fingers until the juices release, place into the glass, then top with a fresh, whole blackberry.
Watch the colours cascade out of the fresh blackberries and into the glass. The more fresh blackberries you add the deeper the colour turns, so use as many as you like!
If you like a more bitter G&T, add your favourite citrus such as lemon.
Australian raspberry and blackberry growers have enjoyed perfect growing conditions this season, thanks to warm days and cool nights in the southern regions, resulting in high quality and volumes of these super berries.
From Simple To Super
Entertaining essential: Add fresh Aussie raspberries and blackberries to grazing boards, salads and desserts for a burst of colour and flavour.
Perfect pairing: Raspberries go with rhubarb, thyme, ginger, stone fruits, lemon, vanilla, goats cheese, ricotta, kangaroo, chocolate and ice-cream.
Blackberries go with almonds, duck, venison, beef, black pepper, cinnamon, stone fruits, melon, lemon, chocolate and cream.
Everyday special: Make simple things super – sprinkle your berries on cereal, yoghurt, fruit salad and cheese platters. Or, try combinations like sweet raspberries with crunchy nuts to add a burst of sweetness.
Pick A Winner
Fresh pick: Look for firm, bright and plump berries, and avoid any that look too dark, dull or squashed.
Ripe and ready: Enjoy straight from the punnet, within 1-2 days.
Best eaten when: Keep your berries unwashed and loosely packed in the fridge, but bring them to room temperature before enjoying so they taste their berry best.
Nutritionist Nadia Felsch has shared the amazing health benefits of these little super berries.
A 150g serve of raspberries or blackberries offers a range of health benefits:
Good for your gut: They're bursting with fibre, important for a healthy gut.
Fatigue fighter: Help fight fatigue with their combination of B vitamins and high levels of vitamin C.
Immunity booster: Packed full of vitamin C and a good source of folate, they help keep your immune system fighting fit.
Glowing skin: Fresh Aussie raspberries and blackberries contain skin-loving vitamins C and E, with raspberries also containing B vitamin biotin.
Pump it up: Ideal for active muscles, raspberries are a source of potassium and blackberries and source of magnesium.
Brain power: These amazing little berries help support your state of mind with their combination of B vitamins and vitamin C.
Did You Know?
While peak Aussie raspberry and blackberry season is November - May, they are available almost all year round to enjoy
All fresh Aussie raspberries and blackberries are locally grown and lovingly picked by hand
Unlike other fruits, raspberries and blackberries don't continue to ripen after they've been picked so you can enjoy right from the punnet!