So the hubby and I went down the road for a happy hour the other day on a warm, sunny afternoon. Since it was so hot out, I didn't want anything too heavy and decided to skip the red wine, opting instead for the first time ever, a peach bellini.
Whaaaaat how have I not had such a simple, delectable drink before?? I'm sure you're laughing at me due to my lack of cocktail expertise but omg the bellini. SO light and fresh! I immediately started experimenting with other fruits and flavors to find my ultimate fave and we appear to have landed on...the blackberry bellini!
You don't even need simple syrup!!! FINALLY a sparkling cocktail that's literally 3 ingredients and a blender. No need to make any syrup and wait impatiently for it to cool down. Just blend and go!
For reals though. Blend up fresh blackberries and a little sugar in a blender or a food processor. Strain and pour puree into your favorite champagne flutes. Then top with some fabulous chilled Prosecco and you're done!
I don't know if you're aware, but when it comes to drinks, I actually loooooove bubbles. People say champagne is just for celebrating...Pshhhh champagne is for the every DAY!
Well, not the every day but definitely not just the once in a blue moon special occasion. Although, I don't usually do straight champagne for little get togethers and happy hours, as evidenced by this blackberry bellini.
I guess I do try and save straight bubbles for at least a somewhat special occasion. But come on! You only live once right?? Best enjoy it!
And what better way to enjoy a bubbling glass of Prosecco this summer than with the finest fruit of the season? Blackberry bellini coming right up!Print
- 8 ounces fresh blackberries
- ½ teaspoon white sugar
- Chilled Prosecco or Champagne
- Sprig of thyme for garnish
- Blend blackberries and sugar together in a blender or food processor until smooth. Strain puree through a strainer to remove any seeds/chunks.
- Pour puree about ¼ of the way up champagne flutes. Fill the rest of the flutes with chilled Prosecco or your favorite Champagne. Garnish with a sprig of thyme. Serve immediately.
Blackberry and sugar makes about ½ cup of puree.