The Blackberry Sparkler

Hello Lovely,

With only 12 days until Christmas we thought we’d share a holiday drink we found on Moncheri Bridals that is not only festive but looks gorgeous to boot!  Wouldn’t these look divine served up at your Christmas party? We used a Shiraz Rose for ours so there wasn't much of an ombre effect, but if you really want that ombre look, use any white wine; don't feel limited to an expensive champagne. Recipe below.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 bottle champagne

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine blackberries, sugar and water.  Bring to a boil on high heat and then reduce to a simmer and let cook for 12 ~ 15 minutes.  The blackberries will become soft and bright in colour and a pinkish purple syrup will form.  Take off the heat and drain the blackberries, keeping the syrup in a separate bowl.  Set both aside and allow to cool.
  2. Once blackberries and simple syrup are cooled, spoon about 4 tablespoons of syrup into the bottom of each champagne flute.
  3. Top with champagne.
  4. Garnish with fresh blackberries or the cooked blackberries and a spring of rosemary ~ enjoy!

Which holiday event are you going to serve this at? Or maybe you'll just make some for yourself to sip on this Christmas. Share your holiday plans with us in the comment section below!