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Sparkling Blackberry Cocktail with Rosemary & Citrus

This sparkling blackberry cocktail is a perfectly colorful signature for celebrating fresh, summer ingredients, with a subtle Autumn twist. Muddled blackberries and rosemary with citrus and a touch of cinnamon are the forward flavors of this pretty prosecco and Grand Marnier cocktail.

I call it “The End of August.”

A cocktail on a wood table, garnished with flowers and blackberries.

I have to admit, I’m one of those folks that starts getting excited about Fall by the end of August, but I still try to hold on to those sparkling, sweet, berry, citrus flavors until at least September 1st… while sneaking in just a tiny bit of cinnamon spices to my cooking and cocktails.

What can I say? Autumn’s my season, but nothing beats sparkling, summer cocktails! I like to have it both ways 😉

Sliced lemons, 5 blackberries, 2 cinnamon sticks and a few sprigs on rosemary on a dark slate.

A Few Tips!

1. Use fresh, ripe blackberries.

It’s best to err on the side of over-ripe than under ripe for this recipe. You want them on the sweeter, not sour side.

2. Frost your glasses.

Make sure to frost your glasses for at least 5 minutes since a number of your ingredients are room temperature, and you want this cocktail frosty.

3. If you have the time, let the cinnamon soak in the muddled mixture for 5 minutes before serving.

The cinnamon in this recipe is very subtle, but it does give the cocktail an interesting character. If you can allow it to sit in the cocktail shaker for a little longer than 3 minutes, it will have a bit more dimension. Give it a swirl from time to time as you wait.

How to make a Sparkling Blackberry Cocktail with Rosemary & Citrus – Step by Step

For this recipe, you will require a:

  • cocktail shaker
  • muddler
  • 1 ounce jigger
  • cocktail strainer
  • coup glass

1. Frost a coup glass for at least 5 minutes. Add 4 large blackberries, 2 large rosemary sprigs, ¼ ounce fresh lemon juice, ½ ounce Grand Marnier and 1 ounce prosecco to a cocktail shaker.

A cocktail shaker on a slate with rosemary inside, surrounded by cinnamon sticks, a lemon slice, blackberries and a cocktail jigger.

2. Carefully muddle the ingredients until the blackberries are nicely muddled. Add 2 cinnamon sticks, replace the lid and give it all a nice shake. Allow it to sit for 3-5 minutes to let the cinnamon soak.

A cocktail sharker pouring blackberry mixture into a strainer above a glass.

3. Remove the lid and add 2 more ounces of prosecco with ice. Quickly, but gently, stir everything together. Replace the lid and pour over a strainer into frosted coup glass. Serve.

The top of a cocktail on a wood table, garnished with flowers and blackberries.

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A cocktail on a wood table, garnished with flowers and blackberries.
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Sparkling Blackberry Cocktail with Rosemary & Citrus

This sparkling blackberry cocktail is a perfect late summer signature for celebrating fresh, summer ingredients, with a subtle Autumn twist to get you excited about more cinnamon-y flavors to come.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: International
Keyword: blackberry cocktail
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 136kcal

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker
  • muddler
  • 1 oz. jigger
  • cocktail strainer
  • coup glass

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. Prosecco
  • ½ oz. Grand Marnier
  • ¼ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 4 blackberries
  • 2 large rosemary sprigs
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Instructions

  • Frost a coup glass for at least 5 minutes.
  • Add 4 large blackberries, 2 large rosemary sprigs, ¼ ounce fresh lemon juice, ½ ounce Grand Marnier and 1 ounce prosecco to a cocktail shaker. Carefully muddle the ingredients until the blackberries are nicely muddled. Add 2 cinnamon sticks, replace the lid and give it all a nice shake. Allow it to sit for 3-5 minutes to let the cinnamon soak.
  • Remove the lid and add 2 more ounces of prosecco with ice. Quickly, but gently, stir everything together. Replace the lid and pour over a strainer into frosted coup glass. Serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg

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