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Blackberry Ombre Sparkler

By the time it's finally spring, I'm so looking forward to fresh fruit, beautiful flowers and bright colors after a cold, dark and gloomy winter.


Rich blackberries are a delicious treat to enjoy when the warm weather finally rolls around, and they make and even tastier ingredient in cocktails. To me, a fresh spring cocktail is light, fruity and fun. And if you're planning a spring cocktail party, brunch or other special occasion, your signature cocktail should be part of the decor!

For this sparkling blackberry drink, I decided to bring the popular ombre trend to this tasty cocktail. I love champagne, and it's made even tastier with the homemade blackberry syrup. When the sparkling wine is poured on top, it creates a natural ombre look! 

This cocktail is made with only a few simple ingredients, but the vibrant colors and fresh garnish really make it stand out. A sprig of rosemary reminds me of the bright greenery we finally get to see in the spring! If you're serving this drink to guests at an event, complement your drink table with some beautiful tulips from 1800Flowers.com to match your cocktail. 

 

 

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

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 approximately 12-15 minutes. The blackberries will become soft and bright in color and a pinkish purple syrup will form. Take off of the heat and drain the blackberries, keeping the syrup in a separate bowl. Set both aside and allow to cool.

Once blackberries and simple syrup are cooled, spoon about 4 tablespoons of syrup into the bottom of each champagne flute (this recipe makes 4 drinks).

Top with champagne. Garnish with fresh blackberries or the cooked blackberries, and a sprig of rosemary. Cheers!

Makes: 4 servings

 

 

Berry Delicious Finds Worth Celebrating:

Champagne Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Fannie May

Belgian Chocolate Covered Blackberries from Fruit Bouquets

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bars from Fannie May

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