Pop the cork, it’s time for pretty spring cocktails! This Blackberry Blush Cocktail is the perfect bubbly drink for spring brunches, Mother’s Day, showers or any day that calls for celebration!  

Blackberry Blush Cocktail

Time: 5 minutes              Servings: 2 cocktails


  • 8 blackberries
  • 4 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp simple syrup 
  • Prosecco or your favourite sparkling wine


Thread 2 blackberries each onto 2 cocktail picks and set aside.  Place the remaining 4 blackberries, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.  Add ice cubes to the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously to combine and break up the blackberries. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve, dividing it evenly between 2 coupe glasses or champagne flutes.  Top each glass with Prosecco and garnish with reserved blackberries.  


  • The recipe makes 2 drinks but can easily be doubled or tripled.
  • A small, fine mesh strainer is a great tool to own.  I keep one of these with my bar tools for straining cocktails and catching sediment in aged wine. I also keep one in the kitchen for straining seeds from citrus juice, skimming fat from soups and stews and dusting baked goods with powdered sugar.

  • Bamboo cocktail picks are convenient, but reusable metal cocktail picks add serious style to your drinks.  If you frequently make cocktails at home, cocktail picks are a fun thing to collect.  They also make a great hostess gift for cocktail-loving friends, and great stocking stuffers.  I have several different styles of picks, but these are my go to favourites for their clean style and durability.  The package contains 15 picks, making them a very economical way to add style to a large gathering.
  • Non-drinkers and kids often love a pretty mocktail.  To make a non-alcoholic version, replace the simple syrup with water and shake it with the blackberries and the lemon juice.  Pour into coupe glasses or champagne flutes and top with ginger ale.  Garnish with a cocktail pick of blackberries.  

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