Blackberry Champagne Cocktails

Blackberry Champagne Cocktails

Blackberry Champagne Cocktails are beautiful for a party or just an evening in with friends you love. The color of the blackberries brings beauty to this refreshing drink. You can easily prepare the base of the drink ahead of time so when your guests arrive you just add champagne and join the party!

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Blackberry champagne cocktails with garnish

How to make a simple syrup base:

Simple syrup really is just that – simple! I like to keep a mason jar of this syrup in my refrigerator at all times so when I need it for cocktails or to add moisture to a cake layer I’m ready.

To make simple syrup just combine equal parts water and sugar into a pan, heat to a low boil until sugar is completely dissolved, stir and cool. You can keep in the refrigerator for up to a month.

How to infuse simple syrup:

Infusing your simple syrup is simple, as well. It’s easy to make a plain simple syrup and then just add flavoring as needed. Add flavoring to the hot syrup, crushing berries as they heat up, and let it steep for about 15-minutes. Strain if you want a clear syrup.

You can easily infuse with vanilla, almond extract, espresso, lavender, rosemary, lemon, orange, cherries, and blueberries for your recipes. I’ve even used pumpkin puree to make pumpkin syrup and used it in homemade pumpkin lattes!

Simple syrup for this cocktail:

  • heat the simple syrup
  • Add in and muddle (crush) the blackberries
  • Add vodka and reduce to a loose syrup
  • If you want a cocktail with no seeds or fruit in it, strain the syrup before using.
  • This recipe makes enough for 4 cocktails, but you can easily double or triple this recipe
  • Make the syrup ahead of time and chill it for the best results.
Cook blackberries to make an infused simple syrup

How to make Blackberry Champagne Cocktails

  • Set aside the best-looking blackberries to use for garnish
  • Slit the garnish blackberries all the way through the long way, except for the very top. This allows you to easily garnish.
  • I like to add a sprig of lavender, thyme with flowers, or rosemary for a whimsical look, as a garnish
  • Choose your favorite cocktail or champagne glass
  • Add one tablespoon of the cooled blackberry vodka simple syrup
  • Add crushed ice
  • Tilt the glass and top with Champagne or sparkling wine
  • Garnish and serve
Blackberries in baskets

Champagne vs. Sparkling Wine

You can use interchangeably for this (and most) cocktail recipes. Only Champagne produced in the Champagne region of France can legally be called Champagne. Everything else must be labeled Sparkling Wine.

Blackberry Champagne Cocktail

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Blackberry Champagne Cocktails with Vodka
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Blackberry Champagne Cocktails

Blackberry Champagne Cocktails infused with vodka
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 serving
Calories: 189kcal
Author: Cyndy Ufkes – The Art of Food and Wine

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker

Ingredients

  • ½ cup blackberries
  • 4 tbsp simple syrup
  • 4 tbsp Vodka
  • 1 750 ml Bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine

Instructions

  • Muddle blackberries, simple syrup and vodka together in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil to make a thick syrup. Make sure the berries have broken down completely. This should take about 10 minutes.
    Let cool. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Add 1 tablespoon syrup to each cocktail or champagne glass. Add crushed ice. Tilt and fill each glass with champagne.
  • Serve with a sprig of lavender or thyme, and a blackberry for garnish, if desired.
  • Serve chilled
  • Blueberries can be substituted for the blackberries

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