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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!