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A Frosted Blackberry Christmas Cocktail

December 22, 2019

This frosted blackberry Christmas cocktail is such an elegant, chilly winter treat. Essentially a sake French Gimlet with muddled blackberry and rosemary – it’s herbal, floral and an enchanting purple hue.     

1 cocktail on a table surrounded by a few scattered blackberries, and garnished with frosted blackberries and rosemary.

I love this cocktail for Christmas parties! It’s so easy to make for a crowd. I‘ll muddle my blackberries and rosemary earlier in the day and premix the entire cocktail. I’ll store in it glass bottles, then when friends arrive, I’ll simply pour, shake with ice, strain, garnish and serve.

I also just love blackberry cocktails, and blackberries in general. They’re such a dark, purple, romantic color and they add an elegant richness to any recipe. I created a blackberry balsamic reductions sauce for my roasted duck, this year, and make black and blueberry jam every summer! I also love this sparkling blackberry with rosemary citrus cocktail when I’m feeling more summery.

A Few Tips:

1. Don’t muddle too hard

You don’t want the rosemary to overpower the cocktail, and fresh rosemary can be pretty strong. I would suggest you muddle the blackberries first so that they’re completely pulverized, then add the rosemary and gently muddle.

2. Beware of blackberry stains!

As you can imagine, muddled blackberry is particularly threatening to your white party dress. Muddle with caution.

A closeup of a cocktail on a table surrounded by a few scattered blackberries, and garnished with 2 frosted blackberries and rosemary.

A Few Questions:

1. How do you frost the blackberries?

Skewer 2 blackberries onto a cocktail pin and place them in the freezer for 2 to 3 hours. Once you remove them from the freezer, they’ll begin to quickly frost. When completely frozen, they’ll stay beautifully frosted for at least 10-15 minutes after they’re removed from the freezer.

2. What do I need for this cocktail recipe?

  • Cocktail shaker & jigger
  • Muddler
  • Cocktail pins or toothpicks
  • Mesh cocktail strainer
  • Citrus juicer

3 cocktails on a table surrounded by a few scattered blackberries, and garnished with frosted blackberries and rosemary.

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A cocktail on a table surrounded by a few scattered blackberries, and garnished with 2 frosted blackberries.
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Frosted Blackberry Christmas Cocktail

This frosted blackberry and rosemary sake cocktail is such an elegant, chilly winter treat. Essentially a sake French Gimlet with muddled blackberry and rosemary - it’s herbal, floral and an enchanting purple hue.
Prep Time5 mins
To Frost Berries3 hrs
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: International
Keyword: blackberry cocktail
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 225kcal

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker & jigger
  • muddler
  • Cocktail pins or toothpicks
  • Mesh cocktail strainer
  • Citrus juicer

Ingredients

For the Garnish

  • 2

    blackberries

    - frozen for 2-3 hours
  • 1

    sprig rosemary

For the Cocktail

  • 3

    oz.

    sake

  • 1

    oz.

    St. Germain

  • ½

    oz.

    lime juice

    - fresh squeezed
  • 3 blackberries
  • 1 sprig rosemary

Instructions

  • Muddle 3 blackberries with 1 spring of rosemary in a cocktail shaker. Add 3 oz. sake, 1 oz. St. Germain and 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice.
  • Add ice and shake. Place blackberry garnish on glass and pour cocktail over a mesh cocktail strainer.

Notes

To frost the blackberries for garnish:
Skewer 2 blackberries onto a cocktail pin and place them in the freezer for 2 to 3 hours. Once you remove them from the freezer, they’ll begin to quickly frost. When completely frozen, they’ll stay beautifully frosted for at least 10-15 minutes after they’re removed from the freezer.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 6mg

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