Sparkling Blackberry Basil Cocktail

If you're looking for a summer drink that's light and refreshing, but packs a punch, this blackberry basil cocktail is the perfect choice.

A sprightly summertime favorite that is sure to brighten up your day!

Having a cocktail hour on the patio is great, but what about a cocktail hour in your kitchen? It doesn’t have to be complicated or hard.

The drink will come out tasting sweet and invigorating- perfect for the sunny season ahead! This blackberry basil cocktail recipe can be enjoyed by itself or as part of an outdoor soirée.

This refreshing beverage is bursting with flavor and color, and looks beautiful in the glass as well. The recipe below is for four to six drinks, but can be easily adjusted for parties of any size.

This recipe calls for fresh whole blackberries. You should wash and remove any stems prior to cooking or use frozen blackberries.

How To Make Sparkling Blackberry Basil Cocktail

Blackberries are at their peak this time of year, and a perfect way to celebrate them is by making this refreshing drink. This fresh cocktail will make you feel like summer has arrived, no matter what time of the year it is. The blackberries add a tart flavor to the drink that balances out the sweetness of the honey.

sparkling blackberry basil cocktail recipe

Sparkling Blackberry Basil Cocktail

Learn how to make your own aromatic and fresh Sparkling Blackberry Basil Cocktail for your next party!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Beverages, cocktails
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 10 large blackberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 750 ml Prosecco bottle chilled

Instructions
 

  • Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add the blackberries, water, honey and basil. Stir occasionally until mixture heats through and starts to thicken for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove solids. Reserve remaining liquid and set aside to cool.
  • Finish by topping off each glass with some chilled Prosecco.
  • Garnish each glass with 3-4 fresh blackberries and a sprig of fresh basil, if desired, before serving. Enjoy!
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