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Easy Blackberry Sparklers Mocktail Recipe

Blackberry Sparkler Mocktail Recipe: fresh blackberries are pureed with sugar for this easy three ingredient mocktail.Blackberry Sparklers: fresh blackberries are pureed for this cocktail, make it with alcoholic, or without for a non alcoholic mocktail version.

These blackberry mocktails, are sweet, fizzy and the perfect festive drink.  Use fresh blackberries in this extra special mocktail, with the perfect about of sweet and sparkle.  This really is an easy drink to make with only three simple ingredients in it.  And using the fresh blackberries makes it taste so fresh.

Seasonal Simplicity

Today I’m joining in the Seasonal Simplicity Series, hosted by Krista from Happy Housie.  Be sure to check out all the great New Years ideas at the bottom of this post.

Blackberry cocktail

It’s so fun to celebrate the new year in, and what’s more celebratory than a sparkly blackberry mocktail drink?  Even if your idea of celebrating is staying home in your pjs with takeout and Netflix, you’ll love this drink. 😉

Blackberry cocktails

Fresh Blackberries

The blackberry mocktail is made with fresh blackberries.  We love that they’re readily available at the grocery store around New Years, and the perfect fresh fruit to use in a delicious drink.  In the summer months look for fresh blackberries at the farmers market.  Look for large and juicy blackberries to make this drink from.  You can make one batch of the blackberry puree and use it make many drinks.  Just store the puree in the refrigerator and you can use it for several days as needed.  

To make our puree we used a food processor to puree the blackberries with some sugar.  You could also use a blender for this step.  And then to remove all the seeds, we passed the puree through a fine wire sieve.  We prefer creating the puree with sugar and then straining out the seeds over using muddled blackberries in the glass because it allows you to strain out the seeds of the blackberries.

If you’re blackberries are sweet this should be the perfect amount of sugar to add, but if they are have more tart flavors, feel free to increase the amount of sugar to suit your taste.

how to make a cocktail with fresh blackberries

Mocktail Version

My kids loved the non-alcoholic mocktail version, and I’m pretty sure they’ll be asking for it for the next few weeks.  This is a great option for kids or anyone who doesn’t drink alcohol.  We always make sure to have a non-alcoholic drink available for anyone who prefers it.  It’s nice if the non-alcoholic beverages are as special as the alcoholic options, and doesn’t feel like an afterthought.  This sparkly drink definitely feels special.  This is also the perfect non-alcoholic option for a family dinner.  These flavorful drinks are sure to be a huge hit with kids or for dry January.

Alcoholic Version

You can easily turn this blackberry sparkler mocktail into a cocktail version by replacing the ginger ale with some sparkling wine or champagne. Both versions of this drink are totally delicious, but the alcoholic version gives you great options for a special happy hour drink.

Soda Pop

We used ginger ale as our soda pop to add some sparkle to our mocktail.  We love the flavor it adds.  But, you could use club soda, tonic water, mineral water, or fizzy water.  The sparkling water is a less sweet options, or add more sugar to the blackberry puree to compensate.  If you want a stronger ginger flavor you could try using ginger beer,

Blackberry puree cocktail mocktail

Blackberry Cocktails

Blackberry Sparklers: fresh blackberries are pureed for this cocktail, make it with alcoholic, or without for a non alcoholic mocktail version.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pint blackberries (about 350 grams)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp quick dissolve sugar
  • 1/2 cup ginger ale

Instructions

    1. Rinse blackberries and place in a food processor. Process until completely pureed. Add sugar and combine.
    2. Pour the blackberry mixture into a fine wire sieve and press it through with back of a wooden spoon to remove all the seeds.
    3. To make the drink, place 1 - 1 1/2 tbsp of the blackberry puree in the bottom of a champagne flute and top with ginger ale for a non-alcoholic version. Garnish with a fresh blackberry.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 15gSugar: 44gProtein: 4g
how to make blackberry puree

Blackberry Sparklers cocktail mocktail

Since blackberries are beautiful and readily available this time of year, this is the perfect drink for celebrating with!  The pureed fresh blackberries made the mocktail such a gorgeous color.  This easy mocktail recipe is sure to become a new favorite.  And it’s also great as part of your summer drinks line up.  You’ll want to serve this beautiful drink all year long.

fresh blackberries

Blackberry Sparklers drink ideaWith Blackberries Cocktails to ring in the New Year, life really is a party!

More Great Drink Inspiration

You might also like our Black Cherry Fizz drink here.

Also check out our Peach Sangria recipe here.

You might also enjoy our Apple Cider Martini recipe here.

 Seasonal Simplicity New Year’s Eve Ideas

And today I’m joined by some friends who are also sharing their fabulous New Year’s Eve Entertaining ideas, recipes, and printables with you!

3 Free Printable NYE Banners at The Happy Housie
Winter Gin & Tonic at Finding Silver Pennies
New Year’s Eve at Rooms FOR Rent
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail at Modern Glam

Year in Review Kid’s Questionnaire Printable at The DIY Mommy
New Year’s Eve Party Hat Tutorial with Free Clock Printable at Lolly Jane
Lindt Chocolate New Year’s Eve Printable Gift Tags at Tauni Everett
New Year’s Eve Hot Cocoa Bar Printables at Tatertots & Jello

6 Steps to a Fabulous Table for a New Year’s Eve Party at Designthusiasm
Blackberry Sparklers at Life is a Party
No Mess Kid’s Party Easy Slime Recipe at Hallstrom Home
New Year’s Eve Tablescape with Fun Game Ideas at Summer Adams

5 Comments

  1. This looks delish. Might try subbing it with a healthier sugar like maple sugar instead of the liquid. So pretty!

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