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Blueberry Basil Gin Smash (Midnight in the Witch's Garden Cocktail)
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

This Gin Blueberry Basil Smash is like Midnight in the Witch’s Garden made sugar free just in time for Halloween! This perfectly spooky drink is made with activated charcoal and blueberries to give this drink a creepy, black and purple hue. Combine with gin, fresh lemon juice, muddled basil leaves, and diet ginger beer for a refreshing botanical drink. Enjoy these drinks that look like they came straight from a witch’s garden at midnight this Halloween!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cocktails, Drinks, gin, Halloween, keto, low carb, sugar free
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 151 kcal
Author: Briana
  • 16 whole basil leaves
  • 40 grams blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 ounces lemon juice
  • 4 ounces gin
  • 1/2 tsp activated charcoal powder
  • 1 can diet ginger beer
  • ice
  • Garnish with basil
  1. Gently muddle about 8 basil leaves per drink in the bottom of each highball glass. Set glasses aside.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, the blueberries, muddle well.

  3. Pour your fresh squeezed lemon juice, gin and activated cocktail into the shaker. Stir the mixture with a bar spoon.

  4. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice, and shake well for 30 seconds, until shaker is cold. Double strain into glasses filled with ice, then top off the drinks with diet ginger beer.

  5. Garnish with fresh basil.

Recipe Notes

Macros: Makes 2 servings, 151 calories per cocktail, 5g total carbs, 1g fiber, making 4 net carbs. 

We estimate these nutrition facts using MyFitnessPal and cannot guarantee the accuracy. They are provided as a courtesy. You should calculate your own macros, as nutrition facts vary from brand to brand.