Blackberry Basil Cocktail

If you’re looking for a refreshing and sophisticated drink to serve at your next gathering or simply to enjoy on a warm day, a blackberry basil cocktail might be just what you need.

This cocktail combines the sweetness of fresh blackberries with the tanginess of lemon and the herbaceous flavor of basil, creating a delightful and complex drink that’s sure to impress. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make a simple and delicious blackberry basil cocktail that’s perfect for any occasion.

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Whether you’re hosting a party or simply relaxing at home, this refreshing champagne cocktail is sure to please your taste buds and quench your thirst.

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Can you use frozen blackberries in a blackberry basil cocktail?

Yes, you can use frozen blackberries in a blackberry basil cocktail if fresh blackberries are not available. However, fresh blackberries will provide the best flavor and texture for the cocktail.

Can you make a non-alcoholic version of a blackberry basil cocktail?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version of a blackberry basil cocktail by replacing the vodka or gin with soda water or a citrus-flavored sparkling water. You can also adjust the amount of simple syrup to your taste. This would surely make a delicious mocktail!

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What ingredients to I need to make this cocktail?

⦁ fresh or frozen blackberries
⦁ basil
⦁ honey
⦁ water
⦁ Elderflower liqueur
⦁ Prosecco

Garnish: (optional)
Fresh blackberries
Sprigs of fresh basil

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Blackberry Basil Cocktail

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 8-10 large fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 3 T. fresh basil, torn
  • ¼ c. honey, preferably local
  • ¼ c. water
  • 4 oz. Elderflower liqueur (optional)
  • 1 750 ml bottle Prosecco, chilled


  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 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! 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 316Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 0gSugar: 32gProtein: 0g
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