Enjoy this blackberry sparkler cocktail made with Blackberry liqueur and Prosecco. Top it off with cocktail bitters for even more flavor. This is a delicious celebration cocktail for ladies night, happy hour, or an easy cocktail party. This bubbly drink goes down easy!
Blackberry Prosecco Party Cocktail
Hi friends. I have a fabulous new cocktail recipe to share, and it’s perfect for entertaining at home. I created this blackberry cocktail recipe for our ladies night cocktail party I hosted a couple of months ago. It was such a hit with the group I knew I needed to give it a special spot on the blog.
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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. It was just what I was looking for to add to Prosecco.
I also wanted to incorporate one of my latest obsessions – flavored cocktail bitters. Bitters has been referred to as the “spice rack for cocktails” and I’m having so much fun trying new and interesting flavors. There’s SO MUCH more out there than classic Angostura bitters.
The result is a delicious sparkling cocktail similar to a kir royale, but with it’s own distinct taste.
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 pretty pink tinted cocktail.
- Blackberry liqueur is very sweet so it pairs well with dry sparkling wine or Prosecco. And you only need a little bit to add a lot of flavor.
- Crème de Mûre can be served in the same vane as Creme de Cassis and Chambord. They’re all sweet and differ by type of berries they’re made from.
- All in all, blackberry liqueur is a terrific addition to any home bar and can be used in cocktails with vodka or gin.
If you love blackberry flavors try this delectable blackberry moonshine cocktail with a sweet and spicy kick.
Flavored Cocktail Bitters
Add complexity to your cocktails with bitters. I think it’s the most overlooked and under utilized ingredient in home bars.
- Bitters is typically made with herbs and botanicals, and adds depth of flavor to drink recipes. Adding a couple of drops to your drink is like adding spices to your food recipe.
- I suggest you start with the most universal flavors and then build a collection. For this blackberry Prosecco cocktail I used Spiced Cherry bitters. However, Orange bitters is a good alternative and creates a less-sweet drink.
- 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 new level of deliciousness!
The consensus among my girl friends was that they preferred the Spiced Cherry bitters over the Orange bitters in this cocktail. Although I actually preferred the citrus flavor of the orange bitters. Either way it is a truly fantastic bubbly 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.
- Top with dashes of bitters and garnish, and enjoy!