This blackberry fizz cocktail is the perfect end-of-summer tipple when you’re out in the garden enjoying the sunshine. Picking blackberries is fun and messy, why not reward yourself with this delicious blackberry cocktail after all that foraging.
Instead of a normal foodie recipe let’s indulge in a little bubble fest. There’s nothing like mixing berries and booze for a terrific tipple. There is something about using any sort of fruit within a cocktail that lets you think that there is at least a wee bit of healthiness in there regardless of the alcoholic content – well we have to justify ourselves somehow don’t we girls!
This cocktail takes the humble hedgerow bramble/blackberry to new heights of deliciousness. I mean, just adding booze makes almost anything taste better, doesn’t it.
I love foraging and making a blackberry cocktail is a great way to use a few extra brambles from my foraging for making jams and the like. Check out my Foraging Recipes for more great ideas.
Cocktails always make me feel like a celebration is in the air. Whether it’s a girl’s night out with a plethora of dangerous mixes or a meal at a Mexican restaurant that just calls for a Marguerita. The whole cocktail thing for me means happy, happy. I like short dry cocktails and long tall, cool masterpieces too. But I love this blackberry cocktail fizz for pure fun!
1/2 cup of blackberries plus extra to decorate
1 tablespoon caster sugar (superfine sugar)
2 shots of vodka
2 glasses of bubbles (Champagne, Prosecco, Asti, Cava whatever you like)
Here’s how to make a blackberry cocktail
Mash up the berries with the sugar until you get a pulp. You can do this in a food processor but then you’d miss the wonderful smell you get when you do this by hand and it doesn’t take a moment really.
Put the berry pulp into the bottom of a flute glass and pour in the shot of vodka, add the bubbles on top and toss in a couple of berries to decorate.
Should you have any wish to be sensible you could omit the vodka, but really you’d be missing a trick as this is fabulous!
So raise a glass with your blackberry cocktail.
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Blackberry Fizz Cocktail
- 100 g blackberries
- 1 tbsp caster sugar superfine sugar
- 50 ml vodka
- 200 ml prosecco champagne, cava or other sparkling wine
- Muddle most of the blackberries with the sugar reserving a few to decorate the glasses
- spoon the mashed blackberries into two tall glasses
- add a shot of vodka and top with bubbles of choice