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Sparkling Summer Blackberry Basil Cocktail

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Summer is the perfect time to switch up your routine and indulge in a delicious, fresh drink. One of the best ways to do this is to make a sparkling summer blackberry basil cocktail

Two tall stemmed glasses of blackberry basil cocktail topped with fresh basil and blackberries.

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With fresh summer berries, you’re always going to have a winning drink. This drink features blackberries for the perfect summer cocktail. With fresh basil, honey, and herbal notes from the elderflower liqueur, you’re going to adore this refreshing sip of summer. 

Why A Blackberry Basil Cocktail Is So Perfect For Summer

Who doesn’t love a light, refreshing, sparkling beverage on a warm summer night? Perfect for any occasion, this blackberry basil cocktail is the perfect way to take advantage of fresh summer berries and enjoy a delicious drink. 

This drink is light and refreshing, which makes it perfect for those hot summer days. Whether you’re hosting a happy hour, taking an afternoon break, or having a bonfire with friends, this cocktail is a perfect summer go-to. 

It’s a fruity, sweet drink with light herbal notes from the elderflower! Basil adds a refreshing extra layer of flavor, making this a well-balanced, delicious cocktail. 

Even better? Making this blackberry basil cocktail is super easy. You don’t have to be a master mixologist to whip up a refreshing summer beverage like this one. With a few ingredients and only a couple steps, you’ll be sipping this refreshing beverage in no time. 

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How to Make Your Blackberry Basil Cocktail

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

This recipe really is simple to make, but putting a little bit of care into how you prepare it makes a huge difference. Specifically, you’re going to take a few minutes to make blackberry basil simple syrup from scratch!

Making simple syrup might sound complicated, but it actually is simple! (Did you catch that pun?)

You’ll add the blackberries, basil, honey, and water to a small saucepan set over medium heat and simmer until it thickens. Make sure to press down a bit on the blackberries to release all of those delicious fruit juices! 

After that, you’ll just strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer and let it cool. 

To assemble the drinks, divide the Elderflower liqueur among four champagne flutes, along with a drizzle of the blackberry simple syrup. Top off each glass with some chilled Prosecco. Garnish each glass with a few fresh blackberries and a sprig of fresh basil before serving.

Blackberry basil cocktail topped with fresh basil and blackberries.

Why You Should Make This Delicious Blackberry Basil Cocktail

Aside from being super delicious, this drink has no refined sugar. Prosecco is really low carb, which makes it the perfect healthy beverage for summer! 

This blackberry basil cocktail would be perfect to serve at a more formal event like a wedding or bridal shower. But it’s perfect for brunch, simple summer dinners, or even happy hours with friends, too. 

To make this cocktail even easier to make, prepare the blackberry simple syrup in advance and keep it in the fridge! That way, you can easily whip up a delicious blackberry basil cocktail without any extra work, any time you’d like. 


If you’re looking for the perfect summer drink, this blackberry basil cocktail is the best! You’ll love the light, refreshing taste. It feels like a drink that you’d order out, but it’s so easy to make at home. 

This drink makes it easy to impress any guest—it’s flavorful, refreshing, and full of fresh summer berries. 

Two glasses of Blackberry Basil Cocktail topped with blackberries and fresh basil with a bottle of Mionetto Brut Prosecco on the side.

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Two glasses of cocktail garnished with blackberries and basil.
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Sparkling Summer Blackberry Basil Cocktail


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yields 6 Servings
Summer is the perfect time to switch up your routine and indulge in a delicious, fresh drink, like this sparkling summer blackberry basil cocktail!

Ingredients 

  • 8 large fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 3 T fresh basil torn
  • ¼ cup (84 ¾ g) honey preferably local
  • ¼ cup (59 ⅐ g) water
  • 4 oz (113 ⅖ g) Elderflower liqueur optional
  • 1 ml (1 ml) bottle Mionetto Brut Prosecco 750 chilled
  • Garnish: optional
  • blackberries
  • basil

Instructions

  • Add the blackberries, basil, honey, and water to a small saucepan set over medium heat.
  • Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is heated through and starts to thicken approximately 4-5 minutes.
  • Gently press on blackberries while heating to release juices.
  • Remove from heat and strain mixture through a fine-mesh strainer to remove solids. Reserve remaining liquid and set aside to cool.
  • If using, divide the Elderflower liqueur among four champagne flutes, along with a drizzle of the blackberry simple syrup. Finish by topping off each glass with some chilled Prosecco.
  • Garnish each glass with 2-3 fresh blackberries and a sprig of fresh basil, if desired, before serving.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Serving Calories: 113kcal (6%) Carbohydrates: 19g (6%) Protein: 0.1g Fat: 0.02g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g Sodium: 1mg Potassium: 15mg Fiber: 0.2g (1%) Sugar: 19g (21%) Vitamin A: 58IU (1%) Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 4mg Iron: 0.1mg (1%)

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29 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This seems like the perfect summer cocktail! Elderberry liquor is my favorite, I’m excited to make this soon!

  2. That sounds perfect for summer. I’m having a party in a few weeks, I’ll have to try making them and see what everyone thinks of it. I’m sure they will be a hit.

  3. 5 stars
    I am so curious to try the blackberry and basil flavor all together! Sounds so perfect for a relax evening!

  4. We’ve got a whole bunch of blackberries growing, I know what I’m going to be doing with them now, thanks Kim!

  5. 5 stars
    This cocktail definitely looks so delicious and tasty. The addition of blackberry makes this cocktail an enticing one and very tempting to the eyes. I can’t wait to make this and try it myself.

  6. 5 stars
    I’ve been wanting to have a good drink at home. Your blackberry basil cocktail is worth trying.

  7. This sounds so good. I could really go for this right about now. I’ll have to grab the ingredients so I can try it.

  8. I have purple basil in my garden that would go perfectly with this drink. I will be making this drik soon

    1. 5 stars
      Hello Tara, purple basil sounds intriguing, and yes, it would be perfect with this cocktail. Thanks for stopping by!

  9. 5 stars
    That sounds amazing! I love basil, but I have never had it in a cocktail before. I can almost taste that deliciousness.

    1. Hey Ben, thank you. Basil is wonderful. Well, then you’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. 5 stars
    This sounds like it would be both tasty and refreshing. Perfect for a summer cocktail to enjoy with friends.

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