These gorgeous purple spritzers showcase fresh blackberry and sage flavors, balanced by gentle sweetness. A quick honey syrup provides just enough sweetness to complement the berries and botanicals.
With just 10 minutes of easy prep, you can have these stunning cocktails ready for pouring. A splash of Prosecco gives them an effervescent lift.
Read on for my recipe including tips on finding ripe blackberries, scaling up for a party batch, and serving suggestions for celebrating any occasion in style. Cheers!
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 2 fresh sage sprigs, plus more for garnish
- 3 cups fresh blackberries, divided
- 3 tablespoons water, divided
- 1⁄2 ounce (1 tablespoon) lemon juice
- 9 ounces Prosecco, chilled
- Ice cubes
- Fresh sage leaves for garnish
- Small saucepan
- Muddler or wooden spoon
- Fine mesh strainer
- Cocktail shaker
- Wine glasses
Make Honey-Sage Syrup
- In a saucepan, combine honey and 2 sage sprigs. Heat gently until warmed through.
- Remove from heat and let steep 15 minutes.
- Strain out sage. Let cool completely before using.
Muddle the Blackberries
- In a cocktail shaker, gently muddle 2 cups blackberries with 2 tablespoons water until juicy.
- Strain through a fine mesh strainer, pressing to extract juices.
- Discard solids.
Mix the Cocktails
- To the shaker, add strained blackberry juice, remaining 1 cup berries, lemon juice, honey syrup, and 1 tablespoon water.
- Fill shaker halfway with ice. Cover and shake vigorously until very cold.
- Strain into ice-filled wine glasses. Top each with 3 ounces Prosecco.
- Garnish with fresh sage leaves. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 cocktails
Tips for Fruity, Herbaceous Spritzers
- Use ripe, juicy blackberries for sweetest flavor.
- Muddle berries just until juicy to prevent bitterness.
- Fine strain for elegantly smooth texture.
- Add Prosecco last to preserve effervescence.
- Sage nicely complements the berries but you can use any fresh herbs.
Make it a Mocktail
For kid-friendly berry spritzers:
- Use raspberry or blackberry juice instead of muddled berries
- Swap in ginger ale or lemon-lime soda for the Prosecco
- Sweeten with raspberry or vanilla syrup instead of honey
- Top with lemonade for a blush pink “berry fizz”
- Mix up a big batch in a glass beverage dispenser
- Use an infuser rod to steep muddled berry mixture
- Add Prosecco and seltzer before serving
- Provide blackberries, sage leaves, edible flowers for garnishing glasses
Perfect for bridal showers, baby showers, or graduation parties! Cheers!