Hi, friends! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas! We’re back this week with a blackberry sage bubbly cocktail idea just in time for New Year’s Eve!
I recently experimented with making homemade simple syrup in different flavors using spices and fruits. The blackberry sage combo was so delish I thought I’d share it with you guys. Add a splash to your New Year’s Eve bubbly to give it some extra pizazz or use it as a mixer in a spirit based cocktail. Either way, it’s a delish addition to your New Year’s imbibing.
Blackberry Sage Bubbly Cocktail
Recipe: Blackberry Sage Simple Syrup
1 cup honey (if you’re not into honey, sugar will work just as well)
1 cup water
1 6oz package fresh blackberries
3-4 sprigs of fresh sage
Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to boil.
Simmer on low for 5 minutes. Berries should start to release. I mashed mine up a little with a wood spoon.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Steep for at least 30 minutes. 1-2 hours is better.
Pour through a fine mesh sieve into small jars.
Homemade simple syrup makes a cute hostess gift! After your simple syrup has cooled, add a splash to a glass of bubbly. I used cava, a Spanish sparkling wine, but you can use champagne, prosecco or whatever strikes your fancy. These cheers beverage napkins are perfect for New Year’s Eve! And they’re on sale!
There ya have it, a blackberry sage bubbly cocktail for New Year’s Eve entertaining! What do you think? Would you try it?
Happy New Year you guys!
Styling by Daly Digs.