They say January is the Monday of months, and we couldn’t agree more. The holiday hangover hits, the full work weeks are back, and of course it’s smack dead in the middle of winter. Now that we have made it through this first full month of 2016, we believe that is something to celebrate. And what better way to celebrate than with a cocktail? (If you guessed that we would say a boozy drink, you know us too well!)

Get your shakers out and muddle some blackberries to cure your January blues. The Ell Blog has provided us with one tasty drink that will make us forget that we still have weeks left of winter. Cheers to the Monday of the months coming to an end.

Blackberry Gin Fizz recipe courtesy of The Ell Blog

Ingredients
12 blackberries
1 1/2 ounces lemon juice
1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
4 ounces of your favorite gin
8 ounces club soda
Ice
Lemon and blackberries for garnish

Directions:
1. Muddle blackberries and simple syrup in a glass or jar
2. Add lemon juice, gin, and club soda
3. Fill two glasses with ice and add the cocktail mixture
5. Garnish with a lemon slice and blackberries

xx, The FabFitFun Team