Enjoy this blackberry sparkler cocktail for happy hour, ladies night, or a celebration cocktail party! This delicious bubbly drink goes down easy.
Hi friends; I have a fabulous new cocktail recipe to share with you today, and it’s perfect for entertaining at home. I created this blackberry sparkler cocktail for the ladies night cocktail party I hosted a couple of months ago. It was such a hit among the ladies that I knew I needed to give it a special spot on the blog.
When I came up with this recipe I was looking for a dark liqueur to tie in with the black, white, & gray theme of the party. I came across Crème de Mûre, a blackberry liqueur from France, and knew it was just what I was looking for to add to a Prosecco base. I also wanted to incorporate one of my latest obsessions – flavored bitters. Bitters has been referred to as the “spice rack for cocktails” and I’m having so much fun trying new and different flavors.
The result is a delicious sparkling cocktail reminiscent of a kir royale, but with it’s own distinct taste.
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While I love using Crème de Mûre, there are other less expensive blackberry liqueurs to choose from; however most of what I found was clear in color so you don’t get the peachy-pink color.
Also, the consensus among my girl friends was that they preferred the Spiced Cherry bitters over the Orange bitters so that’s what I’m going with here (fyi, I actually preferred the citrusy flavor of the Orange bitters). The key thing to remember about using bitters in cocktails is that you need to use a light hand when adding it. The flavor is concentrated and intense, and will absolutely take your drinks to a whole other level of deliciousness!
Blackberry Sparkler Cocktail
- 1/2 ounce blackberry liqueur
- Prosecco, chilled
- 2 dashes Spiced Cherry bitters (or Orange bitters)*
- Fresh blackberries for garnish
Add liqueur to coupe glass and top with Prosecco. Add bitters and garnish, and enjoy!
Cheers to happy hour!