Sparkling Blackberry Basil Refresher

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I created this sparkling blackberry basil refresher recipe for a brunch with friends but it is the perfect summer beverage enjoyed in the sunshine!  I love it with fresh basil from the garden, yummy!

If you love blackberry beverages you’ll want to check out our Sparkling Blueberry Maple Lemonade and Instant Pot Blackberry Iced Tea.

Sparkling Blackberry Basil Refresher Recipe

Sparkling Blackberry Basil Refresher Ingredients:

  • 8-10 large fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 3 T. fresh basil, torn
  • ¼ c. honey, preferably local
  • ¼ c. water
  • 1 750 ml bottle Prosecco, chilled
  • 4 oz. Elderflower liqueur, optional but adds great flavor
  • Fresh blackberries, optional garnish
  • Sprigs of fresh basil, optional garnish

Sparkling Blackberry Basil Refresher  Directions:

  1. Add the blackberries, basil, honey, and water to a small saucepan set over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture is heated through and starts to thicken, approximately 4-5 minutes. Gently press on blackberries while heating to release juices.
  2. Remove from heat and strain mixture through a fine-mesh strainer to remove solids. Reserve the remaining liquid and set aside to cool.
  3. 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.
  4. Garnish each glass with 2-3 fresh blackberries and a sprig of fresh basil, if desired, before serving. Enjoy!

You can make the simple syrup the day before to save time on this recipe so you aren’t in a rush while guests arrive.  I like to freeze blackberries to add to the beverage, that way your drinks stay cool without being watered down.  I hope you enjoy this Sparkling Blackberry Basil Refresher!

Sparkling Blackberry Basil Refresher

Real Momma
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 8-10 large fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 3 T. fresh basil torn
  • ¼ c. honey preferably local
  • ¼ c. water
  • 1 750 ml bottle Prosecco chilled
  • 4 oz. Elderflower liqueur optional but adds great flavor
  • Fresh blackberries optional garnish
  • Sprigs of fresh basil optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • Add the blackberries, basil, honey, and water to a small saucepan set over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until 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 the 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. Enjoy!

 

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