Instead of a normal foodie recipe lets 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.
What you will need
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 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.