A blackberry basil cocktail made with fresh blackberries, basil, honey, and bubbly Prosecco. Add a touch of optional Elderflower liqueur for a floral accent.
This delicious sparkling blackberry basil cocktail is so easy to make. First, you make a blackberry basil simple syrup with water and honey. Once the syrup is made, you can store it away for making cocktails later. To make the cocktail, add some of the syrup and Prosecco to a champagne flute. The optional addition of elderflower liqueur adds a floral hint to the drink. Finish the cocktail off with a garnish of fresh blackberries and basil.
Try out the Easy and Delicious Blackberry Lemonade recipe for a kid-friendly drink to accompany the adult blackberry basil cocktail.
Sparkling Blackberry Basil Cocktail with Prosecco
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Blackberry Basil Prosecco Cocktail Ingredients:
- Fresh or frozen blackberries
- Fresh basil
- Elderflower liqueur (optional)
How to Make Sparkling Blackberry Basil Cocktail
Start by making a blackberry basil simple syrup. Simple syrups are the best way to flavor and sweeten cold beverages because sugar doesn’t dissolve well in cold temperatures. A basic simple syrup is made with water and sugar, but you can easily flavor them with fruits, herbs, etc.
To make the simple syrup, add the blackberries, basil, honey, and water to a small saucepan set over medium heat. If you don’t have honey, you can also use sugar. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture is heated through and starts to thicken. This should take approximately 4-5 minutes. Gently press on the blackberries while cooking to release their juices.
Once the sauce is thickened, remove it from the heat and strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer to remove solids. Reserve the remaining liquid and set it aside to cool. You can make the syrup well in advance of serving the cocktails. It can be refrigerated until you need to use it. You could also use it to flavor other drinks like homemade lemonade. Use the blackberry basil syrup in place of the sugar.
Elderflower liqueur is actually pretty easy to find in a liquor store. It is not entirely necessary for this cocktail, but it does add a nice floral accent. Make sure to get the liqueur and not a cordial or syrup. Those both have sugar in them and will make this a very sweet drink. If using, divide the Elderflower liqueur among four champagne flutes, along with a drizzle of the blackberry simple syrup.
Finish the cocktail by topping off each glass with some chilled Prosecco. Prosecco is used for it’s bubbles but also because it’s sweet but not too sweet. You could also use with another white wine.
Garnish each glass with 2-3 fresh blackberries and a sprig of fresh basil, if desired, before serving.
- 8-10 large fresh or frozen blackberries
- 3 Tablespoon fresh basil, torn
- 1/4 cup honey,
- 1/4 cup water
- 4 oz. Elderflower liqueur (optional)
- 1 750 ml bottle Prosecco, chilled
- Add the blackberries, basil, honey, and water to a small saucepan set over medium heat.
- Simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture is heated through and starts to thicken approximately 4-5 minutes.
- Gently press on blackberries while heating to release juices.
- Remove from heat and strain mixture through a fine-mesh strainer to remove solids. Reserve the remaining liquid and set it aside to cool.
- If using, divide the Elderflower liqueur among four champagne flutes.
- Add a drizzle of the blackberry basil syrup.
- Finish by topping off each glass with some chilled Prosecco.
- Garnish each glass with 2-3 fresh blackberries and a sprig of fresh basil, if desired, before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 22gProtein: 0g
Calculated nutritionis an estimate and may not be accurate. Please double check calculations.